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  • 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)

  • January 18th 2017

    N.J. SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS ‘GAP PERIOD’ NEEDS, REJECTS TOWNS’ ATTEMPTS TO EXCLUDE THOUSANDS

    Posted by Laura Denker

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday delivered an important victory for tens of thousands of New Jersey families by ruling that towns were responsible for meeting housing needs which accumulated during the 16-year “gap period” when the state’s fair housing laws were not functioning properly. (more)

  • January 10th 2017

    Civil rights advocates call on court to enforce fair housing laws in Mercer County fair housing case

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    As a key fair housing trial gets underway today, a coalition of leading civil rights advocates, faith and community leaders have joined with us to call on the court to enforce New Jersey’s civil rights laws to ensure that thousands of homes are constructed to meet the needs of working families, seniors and people with disabilities.  (more)

  • December 21st 2016

    New income eligibility agreement a statewide model

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson approved an agreement last week that sets new income eligibility limits for the homes which will be built or preserved in East Brunswick as part of the township’s recently approved Housing Element and Fair Share Plan. (more)

  • December 8th 2016

    New advancements in the fight for N.J. fair housing

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    I’m writing to let you know about important new developments that have occurred since our appearance before the New Jersey Supreme Court last week.  (more)