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  • June 22nd 2016

    At stake in hearing: How many affordable houses N.J. must provide

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) - Just how much affordable housing New Jersey must provide for in the decade ahead may hang in the balance Monday when an appeals panel convenes in Mount Holly’s historic Olde Courthouse. Three judges of the Appellate Division are to consider whether municipalities have a persisting obligation to zone for all the housing units that went unapproved between 1999 and 2015. (more)

  • June 22nd 2016

    OCEAN COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING COULD SEE SIZABLE BUMP AFTER COURT RULING

    Posted by Laura Denker

    COLLEEN O’DEA - Superior Court decision could lead to more affordable housing being built across New Jersey (more)

  • June 7th 2016

    COURT HEARING ON HOUSING ISSUE THAT WILL AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NJ FAMILIES

    Posted by Laura Denker

    MOUNT HOLLY – A coalition of leading civil rights advocates, faith and community leaders rejected a series of extremist arguments advanced during a court hearing Monday by towns intent on evading their fair housing obligations. (more)

  • 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)