New hope for Newark housing project

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Though Micah Whittaker’s new apartment is wedged between two busy car dealerships, the 27-year-old mother of three says the home is proof her prayers were answered.

Whittaker is one of the first residents to move into Alder Creek, the new subsidized housing complex in Newark on the grounds of the former Cleveland Heights complex on East Cleveland Avenue.

The opening of the complex ends the decadelong limbo in a town where the University of Delaware’s student population keeps rents high.

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