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  • Accessory Dwelling Units and Affordable Housing

    Posted April 30th, 2018

    For many years, backyard cottages — also known as granny flats, mother-in-law suites or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — were treated as nuisance uses, outlawed in urban and suburban zoning codes around the country. But as affordable housing becomes ever more scarce, cities are beginning to look at liberalizing rules for building ADUs, as a way of adding cheaper, more diffuse housing supply in tight markets. Keep reading »

  • 28 Affordable Units Part of Larger Toms River Development

    Posted April 26th, 2018

    A 141-unit apartment complex on Route 9 has been approved by the Toms River Planning Board. It would include 113 market-rate rental apartments and 28 affordable units. Keep reading »

  • Affordable Housing Crisis, Cuts in Aid

    Posted March 19th, 2018

    Curbed explores the latest budget cuts proposed for federal housing programs and a report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition in this article. Keep reading »

  • Racial Discrimination Still Prevalent in Mortgage Loans

    Posted February 21st, 2018

    New analysis by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that African Americans and Latinos continue to be denied conventional mortgage loans at rates higher than similar white applicants. The analysis, based on records publicly available under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, shows that black applicants were denied mortgage loans at significantly higher rates than counterpart white applicants in 48 cities, Latino applicants in 25 cities, Asian applicants in nine cities, and Native American applicants in three cities. Keep reading »

  • President’s FY2019 Budget Request

    Posted February 21st, 2018

    Clay Kerchof of the Enterprise Institute provides analysis of the Trump administration’s 2019 budget request, which proposes significant funding cuts and program elimination. Keep reading »

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