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We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the historic buildings and places of our small New Jersey city. We believe that historic preservation is creative, collaborative, and futuristic work that can create jobs, improve the quality of life, and promote environmental justice and economic reinvestment. We are committed to working with all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, or background, to build a more vibrant and sustainable future for our city.


CHABA believes that historic preservation can be a powerful tool for economic development, environmental protection, and social justice. We envision a future where historic preservation is used to create vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities, and are committed to working with our socially creative partners to create a more equitable future for all.



CHABA's Spanish translation of the District's Historic Guidelines was the FIRST in the state of New Jersey, and won an Historic Preservation Award in 2014. ASK FOR THEM at the Community Development Office!


Our 'HomeFronts' workshops--designed to teach repair skills--and our hands-on help to home- and business-owners are unique and signature parts of our services to the community.

For us, preservation isn’t just about pretty exteriors. It’s about safe, vibrant, and sustainable neighborhoods with great stories to tell. It’s about building better communities through creative, hands-on placemaking. We connect people with each other across regions and disciplines to help improve the economy, job prospects, education and the environment. 


We provide free training, and the tools and information people need to make old houses work for new families. We take the fear-factor out of Historic District Commission reviews.

                             If you need one we’ll even go with you - for free! 

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"It’s a story worth saving.
It’s a story worth sharing.
It’s OUR story.
And it still matters."

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