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  • September 11th 2014

    New Christie Proposal Would Exclude Working Families, Seniors, People With Special Needs

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    Proposal Would Create a Divided State, Further Delay Sandy Recovery

    Governor Christie yesterday in the guise of conditionally vetoing legislation that would have suspended the non-residential developer fee, proposed to eviscerate New Jersey’s fair housing laws, effectively eliminating any requirement for every municipality to allow its fair share of homes that working families, seniors, and people with special needs can afford. The proposal replaces New Jersey’s fair housing law with a token requirement that every new residential development pay a fee of $1,000 per home, to be used to undertake minor repairs such as repairing roofs on existing homes. There is no requirement in the bill to provide a single additional home anywhere in the state - ever. (more)

  • September 4th 2014

    Settlment Helps Make Recovery Programs, Including the New Lead Hazard Reduction Program, Available

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Voluntary Conciliation Agreement Helps Make Recovery Programs, Including the New Lead Hazard Reduction Program, Available Fairly to All Eligible Residents

    In announcing the availability of funding for the Lead Hazard Reduction Program in Sandy affected homes and apartments, the State put organizations applying for future recovery funding contracts on notice that local governments, contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with the VCA. (more)

  • August 28th 2014

    First Quarterly Settlement Compliance Report Posted by DCA

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    First Quarterly Settlement Compliance Report Posted by DCA Settlement Agreement Increases State Transparency in Spending of Sandy Recovery Funds

    As required by Section VIII of the settlement agreement of the Housing Discrimination Complaint filed by the Latino Action Network, the NJ Conference of the NAACP and Fair Share Housing Center (Voluntary Conciliation Agreement - See FSHC Blog posting of May 30, 2014) the NJ Department of Community Affairs has posted its first quarterly compliance report. (more)

  • August 26th 2014

    Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes for Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes for Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs - Council on Affordable Housing Votes Today Start Process of Finding Municipalities Can Spend Housing Trust Funds

    Trenton, NJ – In a meeting held this morning, the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) released housing trust funds held by 13 municipalities totaling $14 million: Cherry Hill, Manasquan, Long Hill, Tinton Falls, Gloucester City, Florence, Randolph, North Caldwell, Summit, Lawrence, Mendham, South Brunswick, and Clifton. The release of the funds will support the construction and rehabilitation of homes throughout the state and begin a process that FSHC anticipates will result in a substantial majority of over $160 million once at risk being approved for use by municipalities and non-profit organizations. (more)

  • August 5th 2014

    FSHC Sends COAH Comments on Proposed Rules

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Our comments to the Council on Affordable Housing on the proposed rules are available here. (more)