Affordable Housing

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 Jersey Journal. The two officers — Joseph Connors Jr. and Francesca Zappella — are rookies […]

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N.J. shifts affordable housing funds beyond state’s inner cities

TRENTON–New affordable housing in New Jersey has long been planted, in large part, in communities where there are poor people. But in a major change, the Christie Administration has begun steering more funding for low-income projects beyond just the urban neighborhoods of the state’s largest cities. Earlier this summer, the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency […]


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 — is arguably the biggest public policy story of 2017 but it’s gotten next to […]

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New Jersey Lawmaker Seeks Overhaul Of Housing Laws

A New Jersey legislator is seeking to stop what she says is the “wild west” of zoning with a package of bills that she says is designed to give guidance to local governments in the wake of court ordered affordable housing decisions. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood) has introduced a package of 10 bills to address […]

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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 of those “only in New Jersey (or Illinois or New York)” kind of stories. On […]

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MUST WATCH: Schepisi’s July 4th stand against N.J. affordable housing insanity

As the FY 2018 budget battle came to a close, Save Jerseyans, at 12:30 a.m. on July 4th, Asw. Holly Schepisi (R-39) stood up and delivered a stinging rebuke of New Jersey affordable housing policies. The reaction to Schepisi’s stand was telling.  “…I finally had an opportunity to force a vote on my bills which […]

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Schepisi: Nonsense like THIS fuels New Jersey’s affordable housing dysfunction

I represent 23 municipalities located in Bergen and Passaic counties, all of which have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on professional fees as a result of the failure and inaction of our State to provide guidance on how to comply with Court decisions on affordable housing. The largest drivers of cost result from third […]

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Schepisi working to rally local support for affordable housing resistance

Asw. Holly Schepisi (R-39) has written about the threat of a recent N.J. Supreme Court decision which could ultimately result in mandates for  up to 1.5 million NEW affordable housing units right here at Save Jersey. Now she’s taking the fight to the local level, attempting to pump the brakes on the looming economic and taxpayer disaster […]

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The Affordable Housing Debacle

Since the 1970’s courts have mandated that municipalities build low-income housing in New Jersey. Despite constructing 92,000 units over the last three decades, a recent decision by the state Supreme Court could require more than 201,000 over the next eight years. This far-reaching mandate increases the current calculation for the need of low-income housing by […]

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Guess How Many Affordable Housing Units Could Be Coming to Bergen County?

If you missed last week’s affordable housing decision from the N.J. Supreme Court, Save Jerseyans, then get caught up ASAP right here. The bottom line? New Jersey communities face NEW property tax-busting affordable housing requirements, as many as 150,000 unit state-wide; the numbers are being fought-out in a number of trial level venues as we speak. […]

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TAXPAYER NIGHTMARE: N.J. High Court Paves Way for Construction of 100k+ Affordable Housing Units

The New Jersey Supreme Court has once again usurped the legislature and stepped into the realm of public policy today, Save Jerseyans, creating a mandate that will mean big tax increases for many N.J. towns. At issue was whether New Jersey municipalities have an obligation to construct houses not built during the so-called “gap period,” a 16-year period […]

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Bateman urges judicial restraint as N.J. High Court weighs mandating 100k+ new affordable housing units

One N.J. legislator is renewing the call for a return to legislative oversight of state housing policy as the N.J. Supreme Court is set for a hearing this week to decide whether to reverse a July 2016 court decision declining to to mandate retroactive affordable housing obligations. “The time for litigation is over. Placing affordable housing decisions in the […]

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N.J. Court rescues municipalities from “gap period” affordable housing mandate

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a narrow but significant win for local government, Save Jerseyans. On Monday, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division today ruled that municipalities are not required to comply with retroactive affordable housing agreements from the so-called “gap period” between 1999-2015. The court’s decision, which puts the onus on […]


New Jersey Needs Reasonable Affordable Housing Reforms

By Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division will soon issue a ruling that will determine if municipalities must build tens of thousands of affordable housing units that they were not required to construct during the Council On Affordable Housing’s “gap period” of 1999 to 2015. If the […]

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COAH is back (and badder than ever) in Middlesex with new “protocols”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog After the New Jersey Supreme Court gave trial courts jurisdiction over affordable housing in the Garden State back in March of this year, Save Jerseyans, we knew there was potential for some interesting opinions (to say the least). We got one such ruling on Friday in Middlesex County. By way of […]

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Garrett leads charge against “disparate impact” ideology

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Liberal never, ever learn, Save Jerseyans. Indiscriminate lending practices helped catalyze the 2008 Financial Crisis. Under Barack Obama? The Department of Justice continues to shake-down lenders, landlords, and insurers for “disparate impact” (defined as allegations of discrimination on the basis of race or other factors that disproportionately impacts a particular group or […]

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