Category: Affordable Housing

LD21: GOP incumbents canvass Cranford, rail against overdevelopment

CRANFORD, N.J. – Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz are defaulting to door-to-door campaigning down the homestretch. They’re hoping to hold to their 21st Legislative District Assembly seats in this cycle’s top-targeted, three ticket race.  On Tuesday with one week left Read More

Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, Read More

Demolishing one of Mount Laurel’s pillars | Schepisi

By Holly Schepisi _ An interesting analysis has recently been conducted by my office: Mount Laurel and the court decisions thereafter all focus on a concept of discriminatory zoning practices to justify the forcing of overdevelopment in suburban communities. Allegations Read More

If only N.J.’s Supreme Court was as cheap as West Virginia’s! | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ You may’ve heard that our friends and countrymen not-too-far-away in West Virginia are undergoing an interesting and unique political ordeal, Save Jerseyans: the impeachment of four state supreme court justices.  “Unfortunately, as we pursued the evidence, Read More

Jersey City cops living in affordable housing in Newport, sources say

JERSEY CITY — Two Jersey City police officers are sharing an apartment in the city’s Newport section that was set aside as affordable housing for people making less than the cops earn, sources with knowledge of the matter told The Read More

LD39: GOP campaigns on the curiously ignored affordable housing crisis

“Affordable” housing — and the recent N.J. Supreme Court decision that is threatening to blow our state’s property tax burden to a new, terrible heights by mandating construction of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW UNITS (!) over the next several years Read More

Is this the most New Jersey story ever? You be the judge.

Regular readers of this site don’t need to be told how messed up New Jersey’s affordable housing policies are. Maybe this story will drive the point home for new readers or anyone who is still straddling the fence. It’s one Read More