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  • October 28th 2016

    FSHC tells Assembly Committee more work to be done to rebuild after Sandy

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Four years after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, Fair Share Housing Center Associate Director Adam Gordon told an Assembly oversight panel Thursday, alongside families still waiting to move back home and other advocates for a fair rebuilding process, that the state must finish the job of rebuilding the state and must make families impacted by the storm whole. (more)

  • October 7th 2016

    Court rejects towns’ attempts to ignore 16 years of housing need

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friend,

    In the run-up to a key New Jersey Supreme Court case, a Superior Court judge has rejected the arguments of a group of municipalities seeking to evade their constitutional obligation to provide housing opportunities to tens of thousands of working families that formed over a 16-year period when the state’s fair housing laws were not being enforced.

    Issued Wednesday afternoon, the ruling by Judge Douglas K. Wolfson in South Brunswick’s fair housing case comes after the New Jersey Supreme Court stayed an Appellate Division ruling on the so-called gap period last month, pending a review by the high court in November. This stay is allowing fair housing cases to continue in the lower courts.  (more)

  • September 9th 2016

    N.J. high court to hear appeal in affordable-housing dispute

    Posted by Laura Denker

    New Jersey’s Supreme Court said Thursday that it would hear a challenge that will decide whether municipalities now must zone for the affordable housing units they did not zone for between 1999 and 2015. (more)

  • September 8th 2016

    NJ SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR IMPORTANT FAIR HOUSING CASE

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Court grants appeal from civil rights advocates to defend the legal rights of tens of thousands of working families, seniors, and people with disabilities (more)

  • August 31st 2016

    NEW FEDERAL DISASTER GUIDELINES BUILD ON SUPERSTORM SANDY LESSONS

    Posted by Laura Denker

    NEW FEDERAL DISASTER GUIDELINES BUILD ON SUPERSTORM SANDY LESSONS TO ENSURE RECOVERY EFFORTS MEET THE NEEDS OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES
    Landmark settlement between Latino Action Network, NAACP, Fair Share Housing Center and the State of New Jersey cited as a model

    The federal government has issued important new guidelines designed to ensure that federally funded disaster recovery efforts meet the needs and protect the civil rights of minority communities. (more)