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  • April 20th 2016

    Municipalities arguing that $500,000 McMansions are affordable for New Jersey working families

    Posted by Laura Denker

    CHERRY HILL — A four-bedroom house on Long Beach Island that sold for more than $700,000. A 5-bedroom Toms River McMansion with a fireplace, pool and a hot tub that went for more than half a million dollars. And a $500,000 4-bedroom home in posh Mendham.

    These are just three of the more than 400 properties across New Jersey that have sold for $500,000 or more in recent years that a coalition of municipalities is arguing are affordable for working families.  (more)

  • March 23rd 2016

    NAACP calls on Moorestown to allow more affordable housing development

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Burlington County Times
    By David Levinsky, staff writer | Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:45 am

    MOORESTOWN — An ongoing legal fight over the municipality’s affordable housing obligation spilled over into the Township Council’s chambers Tuesday, as leaders from the NAACP accused the local government of failing to provide adequate opportunities for low-income families.  (more)

  • February 19th 2016

    OCEAN COUNTY RULING SAYS TOWNS CAN’T PRETEND POOR NEW JERSEYANS DON’T EXIST

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Judge’s ruling will increase opportunities for thousands of New Jerseyans (more)

  • February 5th 2016

    Important ruling for transparency in the fight for fair housing

    Posted by Laura Denker

    New Jersey residents and fair housing advocates won a crucial legal victory in the fight for transparency on Wednesday.

    Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson ordered Monroe Township to release a housing report compiled by Rutgers University professor Robert Burchell for 270 towns across New Jersey. (more)

  • January 11th 2016

    NJ towns say black and Latino families, people with disabilities don’t exist

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Civil rights leaders call for wealthy municipalities to stop pretending working poor don’t exist

    Civil rights leaders are fighting back against a new report commissioned by more than 200 towns across New Jersey that undercounts the pressing housing needs of low-income families, people with disabilities, and people of color. These towns are pursuing policies of exclusion while simultaneously attempting to hide a second publicly funded study that apparently shows far greater housing needs. (more)