- Draft 2014 New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comment
March 11, 2014 -- New Jerseyans concerned about the state's ability to withstand future storms now have the opportunity to weigh in on a document that could lay the groundwork for a more resilient future. Comments will be accepted for a one-month period ending April 11.
- Advocates Call for Valid Risk Assessment, Mitigation Planning in State’s Draft Post-Sandy Action Plan
March 5, 2014 -- New Jersey Future submits two sets of comments in response to New Jersey’s Draft Sandy Recovery Action Plan, calling for more attention to planning, transparency and risk assessment.
- CDBG Action Plan Amendment Considers Resiliency
Feb. 3, 2014 -- The newly released Substantial Amendment for the Second Allocation of CDBG-DR funds, intended to guide the disbursement of $1.46 billion in Sandy recovery assistance, represents a step forward in both resiliency language and public involvement, but misses key steps needed to ensure taxpayer dollars are wisely spent to make New Jersey “Stronger than the Storm”.
- New HUD Sandy Funding Notice Focuses on Infrastructure and Requires Forward-Looking Risk Assessments, Including Considerations of Climate Change
Nov. 13, 2013 -- The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its notice for states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for the next round of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.
- Supreme Court COAH decision a victory for planning, housing affordability
Sept. 26, 2013 -- The New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidating “growth share” rules adopted by the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in 2008 is a major victory for people who need affordable homes.
- New Jersey Future Announces Smart Growth Award-Winners
May 8, 2013 -- Four innovative projects, two visionary plans and a statewide transportation policy are winners of New Jersey Future’s 2013 Smart Growth Awards. Leadership Award will honor founding executive director of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
- Advocates Seek Public Comment Period on New Jersey Plans for $400 Million Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
April 8, 2013--A group of advocacy organizations from the planning, philanthropic, environmental and community development fields sent a letter today to Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and Director of the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding Mark Ferzan, requesting the opportunity for public review of the governor's plan for disbursement of approximately $400 million in anticipated FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding.
- Trenton Garners National Recognition for Policy to Create Streets That Work for Everyone
April 8, 2013--The city of Trenton’s Complete Streets policy was named one of the top 10 such policies in the country by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a Washington-based organization dedicated to Complete Streets advocacy.
- Sandy Recovery Must Be Sustainable and Equitable, says Advocates
April 4, 2013--A wide array of community stakeholders is urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make improvements to the Disaster Recovery Action Plan submitted by the NJ Department of Community Affair (DCA).
- HUD Secretary Donovan To Deliver Remarks at New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum
Feb. 20, 2013--The March 1 Redevelopment Forum, now in its eighth year, is an annual gathering of more than 500 local officials and professionals involved in redevelopment and revitalization of New Jersey’s already built areas. This year's event will focus on rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, including investing in New Jersey’s infrastructure
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