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  • August 28th 2014

    First Quarterly Settlement Compliance Report Posted by DCA

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    First Quarterly Settlement Compliance Report Posted by DCA Settlement Agreement Increases State Transparency in Spending of Sandy Recovery Funds

    As required by Section VIII of the settlement agreement of the Housing Discrimination Complaint filed by the Latino Action Network, the NJ Conference of the NAACP and Fair Share Housing Center (Voluntary Conciliation Agreement - See FSHC Blog posting of May 30, 2014) the NJ Department of Community Affairs has posted its first quarterly compliance report. (more)

  • August 26th 2014

    Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes for Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes for Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs - Council on Affordable Housing Votes Today Start Process of Finding Municipalities Can Spend Housing Trust Funds

    Trenton, NJ – In a meeting held this morning, the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) released housing trust funds held by 13 municipalities totaling $14 million: Cherry Hill, Manasquan, Long Hill, Tinton Falls, Gloucester City, Florence, Randolph, North Caldwell, Summit, Lawrence, Mendham, South Brunswick, and Clifton. The release of the funds will support the construction and rehabilitation of homes throughout the state and begin a process that FSHC anticipates will result in a substantial majority of over $160 million once at risk being approved for use by municipalities and non-profit organizations. (more)

  • August 5th 2014

    FSHC Sends COAH Comments on Proposed Rules

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Our comments to the Council on Affordable Housing on the proposed rules are available here. (more)

  • July 25th 2014

    Judge Orders Christie Administration to Disclose Contract on Housing Rules

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Sets Deadline of 4 PM Today; Finds that Other Key Document Appears to Have Been Destroyed; Fair Share Offers $1000 Reward for Missing Document Updated at 4:40 p.m.

    In a ruling late Thursday, the Hon. Mary C. Jacobson ordered the Christie Administration to make public its contract with Rutgers University professor Dr. Robert Burchell for creating the state’s new fair housing rules. Judge Jacobson also found that a critical document showing how municipal housing obligations were recalculated in a way that reduces those obligations by over 8,000 homes had existed at one time, but had been destroyed. Judge Jacobson issued an order directing one final search of Rutgers University email accounts for the document. (more)

  • July 24th 2014

    Christie Administration Illegally Attempts to Reduce Housing Obligations in Certain Towns

    Posted by Adam Gordon

    Mysterious “Buildable Limit” Survey Claims Properties from Union, Somerset, and Monmouth County are Actually Located in Ocean County; Court Hearing on Administration’s Refusal to Release Contract for Survey at 2:00 Today

    The Christie Administration claims that a survey called the “buildable limit analysis,” a key part of its proposed new fair housing rules, analyzes housing obligations “much more precisely and accurately than previous calculations.” New information that the Christie Administration had previously not made public shows that that assertion is simply false. In fact, the study at the heart of the Administration’s controversial proposed Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) rules is rotten to the core: filled with manipulations of data, obviously false assumptions, and preposterous ideas. For example: (more)