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  • New Report Confirms that NJ Needs More Affordable Housing

    Posted May 15th, 2022

    The cost of housing in New Jersey is high for everyone, but a new report finds lower-income families are being crushed by a shortage of affordable places to live. Arnold Cohen, the senior policy advisor for the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, said the report finds that there are one affordable and available apartments for every 100 families earning $30,000 a year. Keep reading »

  • Outlet Center to be Redeveloped with Affordable Housing

    Posted February 28th, 2022

    Flemington Borough Council passed a resolution on Jan. 24 entering into an agreement with Hoboken Brownstone Company to redevelop Liberty Village, turning the nation’s first outlet center into a mixed use housing complex. The complex will include 140 market-rate townhouses offered for sale, 55 affordable-housing rental apartments and around 180 market-rate rental apartments. Read more about the redevelopment project. Keep reading »

  • Has Bergen County Ended Homelessness?

    Posted January 31st, 2022

    Officials in Bergen County are hoping that this year, as it has in the five previous years, the county will have reached “functional zero” for chronic homelessness and veteran homelessness. Functional Zero is a metric created by the nonprofit Community Solutions and which later influenced the federal government’s own definition. Far from meaning the county is not experiencing homelessness, the formula essentially assures that capacity exists to house everyone within a prioritized category relatively quickly. Read about Bergen County and functional zero. Keep reading »

  • Incentivizing Missing Middle Housing Development

    Posted November 16th, 2021

    Housing that is neither a single-family home nor a massive apartment building is often missing from the housing development landscape, which is why it has been termed the “missing middle.” Norfolk, Virginia recently approved a Missing Middle Pattern Book that provides free architectural plans for one, two, and three-bedroom units that can easily be mixed into existing housing. Keep reading »

  • NJ Renters Struggle to Find Housing Even With Covid Aid

    Posted October 18th, 2021

    Renters who have COVID-19 housing relief aid are struggling to find stable housing because landlords don’t like the impermanent nature of the relief money and/or don’t understand the programs. Keep reading »

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