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  • August 25th 2008

    Chicken Little: Wealthy New Jersey Towns Fight Affordable Housing (PDF)

    This report analyzes the 34 towns that have challenged the Council on Affordable Housing’s Third Round regulations as requiring too much affordable housing. Those towns’ mayors, like Chicken Little, claim that the sky is falling when in fact nothing is wrong. The report assures the towns that the sky is not falling and calls for affordable housing to be provided for, among others, the public workers employed in the municipalities, a majority of whom would qualify for affordable housing. The report also notes that the exaggerated claims of the wealthy towns exclude lower-income families, including many people of color, from their towns.

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