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  • NJ Warns Landlords About Discriminatory Ads

    Posted April 28th, 2017

    The state Division on Civil Rights on Wednesday sent more than 30 “cease and desist” letters to New Jersey landlords and property managers they say ran afoul of housing discrimination laws by telling those who receive federal rental assistance they need not apply. Keep reading »

  • Housing, Community, and Microenterprise Opportunities for Chronically Homeless

    Posted April 19th, 2017

    Community First! Village is a 27-acre community 7 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, that will soon provide 240 housing units for persons experiencing chronic homelessness as well as volunteers and staff. Mobile Loaves & Fishes developed the project to provide permanent, supportive housing through a combination of unorthodox housing types: micro houses, canvas-sided cottages, and recreational vehicles (RVs). In addition to housing, microenterprise opportunities at Community First! Village enable residents to earn an income and learn entrepreneurial skills, and onsite behavioral and physical health services pave the road to recovery and stability. Keep reading »

  • Not Enough Affordable Housing for People with Special Needs

    Posted March 18th, 2017

    Some people with special needs are languishing on affordable and supportive housing waiting lists for decades.  The challenge of providing housing to the extremely low income, including those with special needs, continues to vex New Jersey’s cities and towns.  Get the story here. Keep reading »

  • New Lead Removal and Foreclosure Laws

    Posted March 1st, 2017

    Gov. Christie signed a law requiring homeowners and landlords to remove lead paint from their properties to limit children’s exposure to the toxic metal.  Also in February he signed a bill to prevent foreclosures on houses damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Keep reading »

  • New income eligibility agreement a statewide model

    Posted December 21st, 2016

    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. Keep reading »

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