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  • October 6th 2017

    Richard Rothstein, Author of “The Color of Law” to Speak Locally

    Posted by Laura Denker

    LaSalle University in Philadelphia will host Mr. Rothstein on October 10, 2017 at 6pm. This event will be held at Founders’ Hall Auditorium, 723 North Wister Street, Philadelphia. This is a free event, but guests are asked to register for planning purposes. (more)

  • September 29th 2017

    NEW HOUSING APPLICATION AVAILABLE NOW

    Posted by Laura Denker

    FSHD and the Walters Group are pleased to introduce our newest housing development Phase III of the Mount Laurel Master Plan with 36 townhomes for rent at Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III and 24 single family homes available at Robinson Estates. (more)

  • July 17th 2017

    Court orders release of secret housing report

    Posted by Anthony Campisi

    Court orders release of secret housing report

    New Jersey residents and fair housing advocates won a legal victory in the fight for transparency today, when the Appellate Division ordered the release of a secret housing report this morning.

    A group of towns have been fighting for nearly two years to prevent disclosure of the taxpayer-funded housing report, which was compiled by Rutgers University professor Robert Burchell for towns across New Jersey seeking to minimize their housing obligations. (more)

  • May 23rd 2017

    Report: Tax-Credit Criteria Changes Direct Affordable Housing to Higher Opportunity Areas

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Results contrast with national figures; New Jersey plan could serve as national model for increasing effectiveness of popular financing tool

    May 23, 2017 — While recent news reports have highlighted the low number of affordable housing projects using federal tax credits that are built in high-opportunity areas, New Jersey Future today released an analysis showing that strategic changes in the way the state allocates those tax credits have meant a significant increase in the number of new affordable housing projects that have been directed away from high-poverty neighborhoods and toward areas that offer greater economic opportunity.  (more)

  • April 13th 2017

    UPDATED FAIR SHARE CALCULATIONS SHOW HOUSING NEED REMAIN GREAT IN NEW JERSEY FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Fair Share Housing Center has released a new assessment of New Jersey’s fair housing need, finding that municipalities across the state must satisfy obligations of more than 140,000 homes for a period ranging from 1999 through 2015. (more)