The Asbury Park Press is publishing a four day series on affordable housing and Regional Contribution Agreements. As always they do an excellent job of reporting on these issues. The following is a summary with links to the articles published to date We will update the list later in the week for the final articles.
This changing, older borough probably has seen the last of the money from Regional Contribution Agreements to build affordable housing and rehabilitate older homes. Affordable housing units have been built in a townhouse development on East Bergen… read entire article»
For more than 30 years, state law has required that New Jersey’s increasingly pricey suburban communities open the door to more housing in town for people of low and moderate means. Yet the state Council on Affordable Housing, under the state Fair… read entire article»
Southern Burlington County NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel: In the first Mount Laurel case, the state Supreme Court ruled that zoning that made it physically and economically impossible to provide low- and moderate-income housing was unconstitutional… read entire article»
In the first two rounds of Regional Contribution Agreements though October 2006 (the most recent data available), COAH-approved transfers to and from towns in Monmouth and Ocean, as well as Mercer counties, totaled 3,090 units at $62,529,220. ROUN… read entire article»
Can two families live in one house? They might have, under a formula used in an affordable housing agreement between Colts Neck and Long Branch that was struck down by a state appeals court in August. A lawsuit, filed by the Fair Share Housing Center… read entire article»
Since the first Regional Contribution Agreement money started coming into the city from Middletown under an agreement approved in 1989, Asbury Park has received approval to accept $8,870,000 from six towns to fix up 419 single-family homes or mult… read entire article»
It could be considered suburbia’s dirty little loophole. It’s a program that allows suburban towns, within designated regions, to write a check and transfer up to half of their obligation to build affordable housing to other towns and cities. And … read entire article»