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  • April 9th 2015

    Court Rules Trust Fund Raid Illegal

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    Nearly $200 million in housing trust funds saved from seizure now available for working families, people with special needs, and seniors

    In a decision issued this morning in an appeal filed by Fair Share Housing Center, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court blocked the Christie Administration’s efforts to take housing trust funds. As a result, not a single dollar of housing trust funds will be lost. The attempt to raid the trust funds and place them in the state’s general fund, which began in July 2012, has been ruled unlawful. (more)

  • April 6th 2015

    FSHC trainings - learn how to fight for more housing in New Jersey for working families

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ordered hundreds of NJ towns to prepare plans showing how they will meet their affordable housing obligations. The rest of 2015 provides a window of time for New Jerseyans to demand municipalities include everyone instead of shutting the door to so many of us. Are you interested in learning how you can be part of this process?  (more)

  • April 1st 2015

    FSHC Statement on Sen. Menendez

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    Senator Menendez since the day Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey has fought to make sure all of New Jersey’s communities recover. He has led the charge to fix a broken flood insurance system, including reopening the claim process after discoveries of forged and fraudulent documents. He fought hard for New Jersey to be fairly treated in accessing federal recovery dollars when some members of Congress wanted to deny New Jersey the same kinds of federal resources extended after prior disasters. And he has fought to make sure that once those funds got to New Jersey that they were spent efficiently and in a timely manner.

    Suffice to say that but for Senator Menendez’s hard work, the already difficult process faced by many families in rebuilding would have been far tougher. (more)

  • March 16th 2015

    New Affordable Rental Housing Available!

    Posted by Laura Denker

    New Affordable Rental Housing Available! Oceanport Center

    9 Affordable rental units located at: 217 Main Street Oceanport, NJ

    Income Restrictions Apply

    Interested households must complete and submit a preliminary application to the Affordable Housing Alliance by April 15, 2015 for eligibility determination and lottery participation. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the ability to pay monthly rent and required security deposit; certified tenants must maintain the rental unit as their primary residence. (more)

  • March 10th 2015

    UNANIMOUS NJ SUPREME COURT REAFFIRMS FAIR HOUSING LAWS

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Court Provides Remedy for Delays, Requires Municipalities to Comply with Mount Laurel in Trial Courts
    In a unanimous decision issued this morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed that no town in New Jersey may exclude working families, low-income seniors, and people with special needs. The Court’s decision responds to the failure of the Christie Administration and the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to comply with a court order issued in September 2013 requiring the adoption of rules that implemented the Mount Laurel doctrine.  (more)