For four decades, New Jersey has been embroiled in a feud between its suburban communities, state government and the state’s courts over the fate of its low-income housing production and supply.
In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court rules that the judiciary must seize affordable housing activities from the state and enforce affordable housing rules.
Opting to use mobile homes instead of questionably safe travel trailers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency moves 50 of the factory-built housing units to a New Jersey staging area while officials scout for suitable mobile home courts to accommodate them. The homes are part of a vanguard of hundreds of homes to help house at least some of
New Jersey senators approve a measure giving communities the ability to penalize banks for failing to maintain vacant, foreclosed homes in their inventories. If S 1740 becomes law, the measure would require banks to fix code violations on foreclosed properties within 30 days of the violation notice.
Democrats press Gov. Chris Christie (R) to use $300 million in federal subsidies to stave off the growing number of foreclosures but partisan bickering in the state legislature has stalled efforts to ease the problem.
New Jersey municipalities go to court to prevent the state from seizing $161 million of affordable housing trust fund money and converting it to the state’s general fund
A New Jersey township asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Third Circuit Court fair housing ruling that neighborhood development plans violated the Fair Housing Act.
A large combined military housing construction project encompassing three U.S. military bases in New Jersey has been completed after five years of demolition and construction. More than 2,000 homes will house families from McGuire Air Force Base, Lakehurst Naval Air Station and Fort Dix Army Base.
New Jersey’s Supreme Court says Gov. Chris Christie (R) can’t abolish the state’s Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). The court denied Christie a stay of a lower court ruling that it was illegal for the governor to eliminate the affordable housing agency
A plan to provide incentives to developers to include housing for the homeless in their suburban developments is unveiled by the Christie administration in New Jersey. The proposed rules also target construction of affordable housing in good school districts and