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  • 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)

  • December 1st 2016

    FSHC calls on Supreme Court to reject towns’ attempts to exclude thousands of families

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,
    Yesterday, a coalition of leading civil rights advocates, faith and community leaders joined with us in rejecting a series of extremist arguments advanced before the New Jersey Supreme Court by towns intent on evading their fair housing obligations. (more)

  • November 28th 2016

    Supreme Court to hold gap period oral argument Wednesday

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    We are writing to inform you that the New Jersey Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in the litigation over fair housing obligations from 1999-2015 for Wednesday, November 30, at 10 a.m. in the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

    This proceeding represents an important next step in ensuring that tens of thousands of families finally get the opportunity of moving into homes they can afford in safe neighborhoods with access to good schools and jobs. (more)