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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
Foreclosures, Blight Still Too Familiar in Many New Jersey Cityscapes
Joe Tyrrell | October 20, 2015 | Housing
At NJ Spotlight On Cities, local government officials, planners talk about getting a grip on ongoing foreclosure crisis
War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports
Colleen O'Dea | September 29, 2015 | Housing
Consultants argue that calls for hundreds of thousands of affordable units around state are skewed by invalid assumptions, impossible to achieve
Foreclosures Continue to Ensnare NJ Families -- Along with at Least One Law Firm
Joe Tyrrell | September 17, 2015 | Housing
Misunderstandings -- and deathbed visit from a mortgage agent -- imperil woman’s house; meanwhile, bank’s multimillion-dollar law firm goes bust
State Offers Help for Homeowners with Hard-to-Handle Mortgage Debts
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2015 | Housing
Up to $50,000 in aid may be available to those hit with big interest-rate increases, depressed property values, or economic hardship such as job loss
Report: Foreclosures, Empty Homes Still Dragging Down Newark’s Economy
Joe Tyrrell | August 3, 2015 | More Issues, Housing
Baraka’s response – a plan for eminent-domain acquisition of inflated mortgages in two ‘model neighborhoods’ – may be needed citywide
Explainer: Coming to Terms With the Intricacies of Fair Housing -- After COAH
Meir Rinde | July 21, 2015 | Housing, Explainer
From builder's remedy and growth share to rehabilitation and vacant land
Towns Rush Housing Plans While Sides Dispute How Many Units Must Be Built
Colleen O'Dea | July 6, 2015 | Housing
Attorneys, fair-housing advocates and municipalities elbow for position as clock ticks for compliance with state Supreme Court guidelines
$200M Development Plan for Former Hospital Bodes Well for Town’s Health
Joe Tyrrell | May 20, 2015 | Housing, Planning
Six-acre site of shuttered Irvington General Hospital makes way for 700 residential units combined with commercial space
Trying to Keep Home Turns Into Foreclosure Nightmare for Bloomfield Woman
Joe Tyrrell | May 11, 2015 | Housing
For one New Jerseyan struggling to save her home, experience demonstrates that what can go wrong will go wrong
Christie’s No Friend to Housing for Poor and Middle-Income New Jerseyans
Colleen O'Dea | May 6, 2015 | Politics, Housing
In word and deed, the governor has made it clear that affordable housing -- even for Sandy victims -- is not his concern
Court Tells Administration: Hands Off Municipal Funds for Affordable Housing
Colleen O'Dea | April 10, 2015 | Housing, Maps, Map of the Week
Appellate Division rules on three-year-old issue, prevents administration from seizing municipal trust funds to plug holes in general budget
Initiatives to Acquire, Revive Abandoned Homes are Making Progress in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | March 17, 2015 | Housing
Witnesses testify about success of laws making it easier for municipalities to force rehabilitation of derelict properties
COAH Is History: State's Top Court Declares Troubled Agency ‘Moribund’
Colleen O'Dea | March 11, 2015 | Politics, Housing
NJ Supreme Court removes jurisdiction over affordable housing from executive branch in clear victory for housing advocates
Special Monitor OKs Procedures Used by Two of NJ’s Top Mortgage Lenders
Joe Tyrrell | February 19, 2015 | Housing
Good news for Wells Fargo and OneWest, but more foreclosure trouble may be brewing if banks haven’t followed all rules
New Foreclosure Procedures Put to Test as Number of Cases Climbs in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | February 4, 2015 | Housing
While the foreclosure crisis eases in most states, NJ hits third-highest total since it started keeping records
In Irvington, Residents Rally to Keep Veteran's Home From Bank Foreclosure
Joe Tyrrell | January 26, 2015 | Social, Housing
Clifton Beckley struggles to hold on to his home, while foreclosure rates in New Jersey start to trend upward
Council on Affordable Housing Gets Its Day in State Supreme Court
Colleen O'Dea | January 7, 2015 | Housing, Planning
Should COAH go away? If it does, how will New Jersey ensure there will be places for low- and moderate-income residents to live?
State Supreme Court Puts Affordable Housing on Docket -- for 2015
Colleen O'Dea | December 11, 2014 | Housing
Another slowdown in the struggle to resolve the myriad issues surrounding COAH and establish fair housing in New Jersey
Trenton, Other Troubled NJ Cities Seek to Stem Tide of Urban Housing Decay
Joe Tyrrell | November 13, 2014 | Housing
Homesteading initiative and other efforts seek to stave off blight, crime, economic drain spawned by abandoned properties
COAH’s Attempt to Adopt New Rules for Affordable Housing Goes Nowhere Fast
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Planning
Council deadlocks on vote despite state Supreme Court order that it must come to a decision today
Interactive Map: Home Values Drop Again in NJ – But Mortgage Payments Drop Too
Colleen O'Dea | October 10, 2014 | Housing, Maps, Map of the Week
While homeowners fare well, renters face high monthly payments and shortage of affordable units
Taking the Shutters Off at Fort Monmouth to Serve New Jersey in a New Capacity
Tara Nurin | October 8, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Three years after it was officially shut down, the mammoth Army base is at the center of a huge development effort
‘Housing First’ Advocates Look to Expand, Take Program Statewide
Andrew Kitchenman | October 1, 2014 | Healthcare, Social, Housing
Finding homes for the homeless is seen as first step toward improving health, lowering costs of medical and social services
Tale of Two Towns: Newark, Irvington Mayors Tackle Housing Issues
Joe Tyrrell | September 25, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Leaders in both municipalities address economic, public health and crime, but take different approaches on foreclosures and eminent domain
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