Fair Share Housing Center


  • 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


    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)