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  • Newark Looks to Land Bank to Help with Revitalization

    Posted March 31st, 2021

    ​The Newark Land Bank is the first to launch in New Jersey after Governor Murphy signed enabling legislation in 2019. Keep reading »

  • COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II

    Posted March 19th, 2021

    CVERAP Phase II applications will only be accepted ONLINE. The application period opens March 22nd, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. CVERAP Phase II applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at The application at this link will not be accessible before March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. Paper CVERAP Phase II applications will not be distributed or accepted. Only one CVERAP Phase II application per household will be accepted. Prospective rental assistance will be subject to three-month recertifications. Duplicate CVERAP Phase II applications will be rejected. If you are not proficient in English, the CVERAP Phase II application is available in 90 languages. This information can be found starting on March 22nd, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at, at the top right of the application. Keep reading »

  • Pandemic’s Toll on Housing: Falling Behind, Doubling Up

    Posted February 11th, 2021

    People are falling behind on rent and resorting to taking on subtenants Keep reading »

  • Affordable Housing Advocates Look Beyond the Election

    Posted November 30th, 2020

    An article on discusses what the election could mean for affordable housing in 2021 and beyond. Issues discussed include the role of stimulus funding related to the pandemic, tax credits, leadership positions in the House and Senate, and President-Elect Biden’s transition plan. Read “Affordable Housing Advocates Look Beyond the Election.” Keep reading »

  • Waiving Regulations for Affordable Housing Shows Promise

    Posted November 6th, 2020

    Next City explores how Austin, TX has waived zoning regulations to jumpstart affordable housing with its Affordability Unlocked program. The program has been in effect for less than a year, but it has already started to show results. At least one project that is taking advantage of the program has already broken ground. Forty-six applications have been filed as of the beginning of September, and 26 projects certified in almost every district of the city, promising some 2,700 new units of housing, of which 2,300 will be affordable, according to the presentation. According to the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development department, developers of 16 of the 26 certified projects have self-reported at least 650 additional units that wouldn’t have been possible without the program. Learn more about reducing barriers to affordable housing and what could be transferable to New Jersey. Keep reading »

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