Many towns have simply done nothing due fear of people who are different from them, fear of people of color moving into their communities.
Advocates in Christie’s home state say the governor has spent the last six years essentially waging a war on affordable housing in New Jersey.
Good things can happen when the cycle of racial isolation is broken. The Mount Laurel decision has had a very positive impact on housing in NJ.
In the State of New Jersey, 26% of renter households have extremely low income, the housing wage to afford a 2-bedroom apartment is $25.17.
Gov. Christie signed the Sandy Transparency Bill which provides those impacted by Sandy with information about when they will receive assistance.
More than 200 towns have made a court filing – either an affordable-housing plan or a request for guidance – and more are continuing to file.
The Fair Share Housing Center offers training focused on how to advocate with municipalities to ensure that they will comply with COAH.
Thousands of homes will be built and rehabilitated using these funds for people who need supportive housing as well as daycare teachers and others.
As a result of this decision, our hardworking residents will have the opportunity to live in homes they can afford in communities of their choice.
Recovering from the devastation after Sandy has been overwhelming residents, especially for our neighbors who speak languages other than English.