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  • NJDEP Finalizes Water Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2023

    NJDEP Finalizes Water Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2023

    November 29, 2022 : 0 comments

    All New Jerseyans deserve to drink clean water, to avoid flooding and sewage backups in their homes and neighborhoods, and to pay affordable water and sewer charges. Every single one. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.

  • PFAS in the Garden State: What It Is and What We’re Doing About It

    PFAS in the Garden State: What It Is and What We’re Doing About It

    November 11, 2022 : 0 comments

    If the increased prevalence of the term “perfluoroalkyl” has you scratching your head, you’re not alone! Read on to learn about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), why you should care, and what we’re doing about it here in New Jersey.

  • Ten Years After Sandy, a Look at Population and Housing Trends at the Jersey Shore

    Ten Years After Sandy, a Look at Population and Housing Trends at the Jersey Shore

    October 25, 2022 : 0 comments

    Both before and after Superstorm Sandy, the trend at the Jersey Shore has been toward higher home values, a smaller percentage of housing units being occupied year-round, and an increasing presence of retirees among year-round residents. Is the Shore becoming a playground for the rich? And specifically rich retirees?

  • New Jersey Future Shapes and Supports New Flood Disclosure Legislation

    New Jersey Future Shapes and Supports New Flood Disclosure Legislation

    October 21, 2022 : 0 comments

    New Jersey has started down the path to join 29 other states that require home sellers to disclose past flood damages to potential buyers. Senate Bill 3110, which would benefit renters in addition to homeowners, was introduced last week at the Senate Environment and Energy Committee hearing on Thursday, October 6. This bill took shape two months after a joint Assembly and Senate Environment Committee hearing in which New Jersey Future testified on the need for robust flood disclosure legislation.

  • Clean Water in the Garden State: Reflecting on 50 years of Progress and Challenges

    Clean Water in the Garden State: Reflecting on 50 years of Progress and Challenges

    October 18, 2022 : 0 comments

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the monumental piece of legislation known as the Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA plays an important role in cleaning water pollution and protecting healthy waterways in the State of New Jersey for drinking water supply, healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, and economic and recreational activity. As we look ahead, we also acknowledge the work that still must be done to ensure that the CWA’s legacy is lived out in full.

  • New NJF Report Explores How to Promote Racial Integration in NJ Municipalities

    New NJF Report Explores How to Promote Racial Integration in NJ Municipalities

    September 22, 2022 : 0 comments

    New Jersey is paradoxically one of the most diverse and most segregated states in the nation. The state has grown more diverse over the last two decades, with its non-Hispanic white percentage shrinking from two-thirds of the state population in 2000 to a little more than half as of the 2020 Census, with notable proportional growth among Hispanic and Asian-American communities. But New Jersey’s macro-level diversity often does not translate into integration at the local level, and places that are integrated at the local level don’t always stay that way.

  • Next Steps for Warehouse Planning – and Regional Planning More Broadly

    Next Steps for Warehouse Planning – and Regional Planning More Broadly

    September 21, 2022 : 0 comments

    The State Planning Commission at its Sept. 7 meeting officially adopted the Warehouse Siting Guidance drafted by the Office of Planning Advocacy (OPA) earlier this summer, intended for use by municipalities in deciding how best to plan for warehouse developments.

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