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  • 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)

  • February 15th 2017

    Assemblyman Green Joins with Housing Advocates to Announce Housing Opportunities Coming to Union Co

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union), the Chairman of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee, together with the Fair Share Housing Center, the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, is proud to highlight initiatives taken by seven Union County municipalities to expand access to homes affordable to working and moderate-income families.  (more)

  • February 13th 2017

    Struggling Sandy Homeowners Win Foreclosure Relief

    Posted by Laura Denker

    After vetoing previous efforts, Governor Chris Christie today signed into law legislation that provides foreclosure protection to homeowners with property damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Housing advocates, Sandy survivors, and bill co-sponsors have long pushed for measures that provide relief to households attempting to rebuild. (more)

  • January 30th 2017

    A report from the fair share trial in Mercer County

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends:

    We had a great victory two weeks ago from the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Court’s unanimous decision requires municipalities to meet the needs of lower-income households that formed from 1999-2015. The Court rejected the municipalities’ cruel argument that they should be allowed to exclude tens of thousands of households.  (more)