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  • October 11th 2018

    West Windsor signs major new fair housing agreement

    Posted by Anthony Campisi

    Settlement establishes 1,500-unit obligation, opens up new opportunities for working families people with disabilities, and low-income seniors (more)

  • April 25th 2018

    NAACP and FSHC urge Jersey City Council to Vote Against Elimination of Obligation for 87 Affordable

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    The Jersey City council is scheduled tonight to consider lifting an 87-unit obligation to develop affordable homes from a developer who has received enormous benefits from the city. The NJ State Conference of the NAACP Housing Committee and Fair Share Housing Center oppose this proposal. The NAACP and FSHC urge the council to withhold a decision tonight, to provide information regarding the decision and why the affordable homes may be eliminated, and to consider options under than the total elimination of the requirement to provide affordable homes. (more)

  • March 9th 2018

    Mercer County court upholds fair housing obligations in major win for working families

    Posted by Anthony Campisi

    Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson on Thursday delivered an important victory for tens of thousands of New Jersey families by recognizing the extent of our state’s housing affordability crisis and affirming that towns must meet fair housing needs totaling more than 150,000 units. (more)

  • 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)