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  • February 5th 2016

    Important ruling for transparency in the fight for fair housing

    Posted by Laura Denker

    New Jersey residents and fair housing advocates won a crucial legal victory in the fight for transparency on Wednesday.

    Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson ordered Monroe Township to release a housing report compiled by Rutgers University professor Robert Burchell for 270 towns across New Jersey. (more)

  • January 11th 2016

    NJ towns say black and Latino families, people with disabilities don’t exist

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Civil rights leaders call for wealthy municipalities to stop pretending working poor don’t exist

    Civil rights leaders are fighting back against a new report commissioned by more than 200 towns across New Jersey that undercounts the pressing housing needs of low-income families, people with disabilities, and people of color. These towns are pursuing policies of exclusion while simultaneously attempting to hide a second publicly funded study that apparently shows far greater housing needs. (more)

  • December 10th 2015

    It’s time for Moorestown to act on affordable housing

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Op-Ed Published in the Burlington County Times, December 7, 2015
    By Crystal D. Charley President, Southern Burlington County Branch of the NAACP

    Burlington County has always played a key role in the fight for fair housing opportunities in New Jersey.

    It was here, in 1967, that the mayor of Mount Laurel told a group of largely black, working class residents that there was no longer a place for them in a township that was seeing the rapid development of upmarket homes.  (more)

  • October 15th 2015

    Middlesex County decision addresses municipal cap issue

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Judge Douglas K. Wolfson issued a decision last week that interpreted existing law around the 1,000-unit municipal cap to the unique circumstances facing New Jersey today.  (more)

  • October 2nd 2015

    FSHC Maida Public Interest Fellow Receives Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Congratulations to Josh Bauers, a recent graduate of Rutgers-Camden law school and a Maida Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellow who is helping us with the fight for fair housing in New Jersey, on his receipt of the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award.  (more)