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Posts Tagged ‘Affordable housing’

Another Nail in the McMansion Coffin?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Last month, we reported on a study by the National Association of Homebuilders showing that young people prefer to live in an urban environment with easy access to amenities, rather than the suburban cul-de-sac neighborhoods in which they grew up.

New Jersey Future Statement on S1

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Senator Ray Lesniak. Source: Press of Atlantic City

The following statement was issued by Peter Kasabach, Executive Director of New Jersey Future, on June 10, 2010, following the passage of S-1 in the New Jersey Senate:
“We have little doubt that the good folks looking to re-shape the state’s affordable-housing policy are […]

Trenton and Jersey City Receive HOPE VI grants from HUD

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

NJ Senator Robert Menendez at the Miller Homes site in Trenton. Source: Author
Of the six cities that were awarded a total of $113.6 million in the latest round of grants for the HOPE VI program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), two were in New Jersey. Trenton and Jersey City […]

Governor’s Housing Opportunity Task Force to Assess State Planning Act

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Governor Christie signing Executive Order 12 (Governor Photos/Tim Larsen)
Earlier this week Governor Christie issued Executive Order No. 12 , which creates a “Housing Opportunity Task Force” to recommend how the state should address a variety of questions related to providing affordable housing.
The task force is charged with reviewing not only the Fair Housing Act and COAH […]

Challenges Abound, Opportunity Knocks as Christie Prepares to Take Office

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Charting New Jersey on a path toward sustained economic growth will require many things, not the least of which is a resurrected state planning process.

Smart Growth in Transition – Part IV: Affordable Housing

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

How much affordable housing is enough? Where should affordable housing be built? Who should pay for affordable housing?

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