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  • 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 »

  • Addressing Displacement in the New York Metro Region

    Posted February 6th, 2018

    Opinion piece calls for examining policies that encourage growth in metro regions when that growth could displace vulnerable residents. Keep reading »

  • Housing Transition Team Advises Gov. Murphy to Acknowledge Crisis

    Posted February 1st, 2018

    Gov. Phil Murphy’s Housing Transition Advisory Committee recommends that he acknowledge New Jersey has a housing crisis and set six priorities for increasing New Jersey’s housing stock and keeping people in their homes. Keep reading »

  • New Jersey’s Typical Resident

    Posted January 22nd, 2018

    NJ Advance Media took a look at all of the most common traits of people in New Jersey using new Census data. It not only gives a portrait of New Jersey, but also how it’s changing. Keep reading »

  • Federal Court Reinstates Small Area Fair Market Rent Requirement

    Posted January 8th, 2018

    Last month, a U.S. District Court ruled that HUD must implement its Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) rule starting January 1, 2018. The SAFMR rule was adopted in November 2016 with an effective date of January 1, 2018, but late last year HUD tried to delay its mandatory implementation for two years, citing plans to review public comments and do more analysis of costs and benefits. In November, civil rights groups responded by filing a lawsuit challenging HUD’s suspension of the rule, arguing that HUD’s action violates the Administrative Procedures Act, a law that governs how federal agencies propose and implement regulations. The goal of the SAMFR rule, which affects 24 metropolitan areas, is to allow more housing choice voucher holders to move into higher-opportunity neighborhoods. It pursues this goal by changing the calculation for housing voucher payments by using zip codes as the geographic boundary for the payment standards, rather than metropolitan boundaries. Keep reading »

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