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  • 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)

  • July 22nd 2016

    COURT REJECTS ARGUMENTS THAT $500,000 McMANSIONS “AFFORDABLE” TO WORKING FAMILIES

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Following a three-week trial, a Superior Court judge has rejected the conclusions of a study produced by a group of municipalities seeking that argued that thousands of properties that have sold for more than $300,000 in recent years, and as high as a $500,000, meet New Jersey’s definition of affordable housing - including beachfront condominiums with pools and hot tubs. (more)

  • July 11th 2016

    Statement in response to today’s fair housing ruling

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Fair Share Housing Center Executive Director Kevin Walsh issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling from the Appellate Division on the gap period: (more)

  • July 11th 2016

    No “gap period” affordable housing obligation, says NJ Appeals court

    Posted by Laura Denker

    In a complex decision issued Monday, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that municipalities are not obligated to calculate and zone for affordable housing needs that went unmet between 1999 and 2015, but must consider them in their future housing calculations. (more)