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  • January 22nd 2018

    New HUD rules enable Voucher Holders to Use Vouchers in Higher-Rent Communities

    Posted by Anthony Campisi

    After years of pressure from civil rights and affordable housing advocates and residents and nearly two years of on-again, off-again movement by the federal government, new regulations went into effect on Jan. 17 that enable families who receive rental assistance under the HUD Housing Choice Housing Program (HCVP) to live in neighbors with better housing, better schools, more job opportunities and less violent crime. The new rules are aimed at breaking the generational cycle of poverty and at preventing landlords from artificially boosting rents in low-income neighborhoods – pricing out many families who do not receive voucher assistance. (more)

  • January 10th 2018

    Struggling Sandy Homeowners and Advocates Welcome Clawback Legislation

    Posted by Anthony Campisi

    Legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk that would provide much needed clarity and relief for the latest challenge facing New Jersey’s Sandy families in the RREM program. In October of 2016, Sandy survivors and advocates testified at an Assembly Oversight Hearing about being asked for thousands of dollars back after they thought they had completed the state’s recovery programs in accordance with all guidelines they’d been provided. The oversight committee pledged to introduce legislation to address clawbacks, and that legislation passed unanimously and with bi-partisan co-sponsorship in the Senate and Assembly yesterday.  (more)

  • December 29th 2017

    2017 accomplishments and forward to 2018!

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    After more than a decade of delays, the logjam finally broke in 2017. Because of our work and because of your support, the widespread disregard of New Jersey’s fair housing laws has ended.

    With your help, 2018 promises to be another year in which we make New Jersey fairer, more affordable, and more racially and economically inclusive.

    But taking on hundreds of municipalities to make sure they create opportunities for working families, people with disabilities, and lower-income seniors is not an easy or inexpensive task. We need your support. Please send a gift today so we can continue our work in 2018. (more)

  • November 20th 2017

    Affordable Housing Units Available in Teaneck

    Posted by Laura Denker

    The first of dozens of units of affordable housing from a wave of new multi-family developments under construction or planned in the township are becoming available.

    Piazza & Associates, the company Teaneck officials hired to administer its affordable housing, is accepting applications for 10 apartments — eight one-bedroom units in a new 127-unit building rising from a vacant lot at 1475 Palisade Ave. and a pair of two-bedroom units, located off-site in an existing two-story apartment building on Fort Lee Road — as part of the new development’s affordable housing agreement. (more)

  • November 3rd 2017

    Affordable Housing Opportunity in North Brunswick

    Posted by Laura Denker

    North Brunswick Crescent is a redeveloped property consisting of 183 one - and two- bedroom apartments. Improvements to the apartments include new kitchens and baths, the addition of central heating and air conditioning, a new laundry closet with washer and dryer hookups, and upgrades to exterior, flooring, and fixtures. In addition, a new clubhouse is being added to the property, which will feature a management office and activity space for residents. Rents are set at 60% Area Media Income (AMI) for Middlesex County.

    Applications are available now at the management office and here. Continue reading for more information on the income qualifications and application process. (more)