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  • Towns Sue to Bring Back COAH

    Posted September 16th, 2022

    Mahwah, Montvale and 11 other municipalities spanning New Jersey have sued Gov. Phil Murphy, alleging he violated the Fair Housing Act and demanding the administration bring back the defunct Council on Affordable Housing, which they said would protect towns from “runaway development” and speed creation of affordable units. But affordable housing advocates said it was odd for the towns to want to revive an entity that they often stonewalled, prompting lawsuits to get them to meet their housing obligations. Read about the lawsuit. Keep reading »

  • Half of COVID Relief Aid to Prevent Homelessness Goes Unused in New Jersey

    Posted August 19th, 2022

    Less than half of New Jersey families who secured two types of coveted COVID-19 assistance have been able to actually use them. Landlord discrimination or misunderstanding, unbending bureaucracy and skyrocketing rent prices are among the reasons these vital programs aren’t working as well as intended, housing administrators say. Find out about the barriers renters experience when trying to use relief money. Keep reading »

  • 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 »

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