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Menendez, Other Senators Call for Major Reforms in Flood Insurance Program

John Reitmeyer | June 14, 2017 | Housing

Sandy victims pleased as proposed changes include capping homeowners’ premiums and limiting insurance company profits

Democratic, Republican Candidates Detail Plans for Affordable Housing

Colleen O'Dea | June 2, 2017 | Housing, Elections 2017
Courting millennials, building tiny houses, adding a cabinet-level position — gubernatorial candidates have plenty to say on this controversial topic
More People Want to Live in Urban ‘Walkable Places’ and NJ’s Got Plenty of Them
NJTV News Online | April 7, 2017 | Housing
‘Places would kill’ for one of Garden State’s key assets, its commuter rail infrastructure
Will State Stop Cutting Checks to Seniors, Give Property Tax Credit Instead?
John Reitmeyer | March 7, 2017 | Housing
Lawmakers say bipartisan move to change NJ’s ‘senior-freeze’ property-tax reimbursement program would help homeowners on fixed incomes and save on administrative costs
Place for Less Well-Off Residents in New Newark?
WNYC News | February 8, 2017 | Housing
City has low level of homeownership, and renters could be vulnerable if development causes housing market to heat up
Poll Finds New Jersey Majority Favors Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | February 2, 2017 | Housing
Two-thirds approve providing homes for those of low- and moderate-income; 53 percent think their own communities have ‘the right amount’
‘How Bad Is Bad?’ Keeping the Focus on NJ’s Foreclosures
NJ Spotlight Staff | January 27, 2017 | Housing
NJ Spotlight contributor Joe Tyrell, who yesterday reported in-depth on New Jersey’s worst-in-nation status for foreclosures, discussed the troubling issue on WHYY Newsworks
New Jersey Still Bogged Down in Foreclosures While Rest of Country Recovering
Joe Tyrrell | January 26, 2017 | Housing
Housing advocates blame a lack of leadership at state level for Garden State’s highest foreclosure rate in nation
NJ Supreme Court Ruling Could Leave Towns on Hook for 120,000 Affordable Units
Colleen O'Dea | January 19, 2017 | Housing
Court rules housing responsibilities continued to accrue during 16-year period when affordable-housing regulation was in dispute
‘Tiny House’ Pilots Could Make Huge Difference to NJ’s Indigent and Homeless
Colleen O'Dea | January 5, 2017 | Housing
A movement typically associated with millennials and baby boomers could help ease the affordable housing crunch in New Jersey
Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?
Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016 | Housing
In arguments before state Supreme Court, justices seem to favor idea that cities and towns are responsible for 16 years no affordable-housing rules were in effect
NJ Woman’s Estate Wins Battle with Mortgage Company After Death
Joe Tyrrell | November 15, 2016 | Housing
Florence Block was an executive and mother of an autistic son; her battle with cancer contributed to financial problems
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016 | Housing
One advocate suggests that even the term ‘affordable housing’ has negative connotations for many people
Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016 | Housing
Justices must decide whether housing obligations accrued during 15-year gap must be built
Baraka’s Vision for Newark’s West Ward Unrealized in Development Plan
Joe Tyrrell | September 9, 2016 | Housing
Newark mayor stressed keeping people in their homes, despite foreclosure, but ‘model neighborhood initiative’ almost silent on this goal
State's Millennials Put Off Ownership of Their Own Homes for Good Reasons
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016 | Social, Housing
Student loans and the high cost of living among reasons many young New Jerseyans live with their parents
State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016 | Housing
Ruling could halve number of housing units for people with low and moderate incomes
Sen. Menendez Takes On ‘Zombie Foreclosures’
Joe Tyrrell | June 27, 2016 | Housing
Proposed federal legislation could help East Orange -- and New Jersey -- see far fewer zombies in the future
Pinklining: Predatory Lenders Zero in on Minority Women
Joe Tyrrell | June 22, 2016 | Housing
Playing by the rules is far from enough, as one NJ woman sadly discovered
The Impossible Dream: Affordable Rentals for Cash-Strapped Residents
Colleen O'Dea | May 26, 2016 | Housing
Punching the clock at minimum wage means some New Jerseyans would have to work 18 hours a day to rent a two-bedroom home in the Garden State
Speculators, Cash Sales Crowd Out Home Buyers in Some NJ Towns
Joe Tyrrell | May 5, 2016 | Housing
Slow recoveries from Hurricane Sandy, Great Recession are changing the dynamics of the real-estate market in Garden State
Some Good News for NJ Housing Market, But Foreclosures Still a Factor
Joe Tyrrell | May 2, 2016 | Housing
Realtors see increased demand for Shore properties, but Hurricane Sandy and Great Recession may have changed long-term dynamics of market
Trenton ‘Homesteading’ Program Finds No Takers for Low-Cost Houses
Joe Tyrrell | April 26, 2016 | Housing
Applicants failed to meet financial requirements or weren’t ready to rehab a derelict property -- and stay at that address for 10 years
Does Counting Costly Homes as ‘Affordable’ Let Towns Lowball Housing Needs?
Colleen O'Dea | April 20, 2016 | Housing
Some municipalities are listing ‘McMansions’ on their rosters of affordable housing, even though they’re out of reach of low- and middle-income buyers
Newark Makes Strides in Efforts to Provide More Affordable Housing
NJTV News | March 9, 2016 | Housing
City acquires decrepit housing, sells it for rehabilitation, distributes vouchers for displaced tenants
East Orange Takes on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Over Dealings with Investors
Joe Tyrrell | March 1, 2016 | Housing
New Jersey community wants mortgage giants to slow sales of troubled home loans to Wall Street banks, hedge funds and private-equity groups
Ocean County Affordable Housing Could See Sizable Bump After Court Ruling
Colleen O'Dea | February 25, 2016 | Housing
Superior Court decision could lead to more affordable housing being built across New Jersey
Democratic Lawmakers Look to Jump-Start Affordable Housing Construction
Colleen O'Dea | February 5, 2016 | Housing
Program would create new class of tax credits to encourage developers to build in certain communities across the state
Making a Federal Case of It: NJ Couple Fight Foreclosure in Federal Court
Joe Tyrrell | November 6, 2015 | Housing
State courts seem to turn deaf ear to defendants in foreclosure, so one couple files federal suit against their current mortgage holder
Nonprofit Initiative Offers Help to NJ Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Joe Tyrrell | October 21, 2015 | Housing
Massachusetts-based lender assists working people who are struggling to keep homes saddled with ‘underwater’ mortgages
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