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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
Mortgage Nightmare: One New Jersey Family’s Fight Against Foreclosure
Joe Tyrrell | September 15, 2014 | Social, Housing
Ezekiel Iwarimie wanted a house for his wife and kids, but what he got was a pitched battle to hold onto his home
Conditional Veto Could Gut Affordable-Housing Policies, Advocates Say
Hank Kalet | September 12, 2014 | Politics, Housing
Governor argues that it’s time for Legislature to significantly revise New Jersey’s landmark law
New Law Clears Way to Force Cleanups of Derelict Properties
Joe Tyrrell | September 3, 2014 | Housing
Legislation allows municipalities to levy fines against foreclosing creditors that don't keep abandoned houses in good repair
Contract Suggests State Fudged Dates for New COAH Regulations
Colleen O'Dea | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Deal with Rutgers consultant was not signed until less than three weeks before court-ordered deadline for adopting housing rules
Housing Market’s Statewide Woes Are Reflected, Magnified in Trenton
Joe Tyrrell | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Capital city’s plight made worse by safety concerns, loss of jobs and departure of businesses, overall weakness of New Jersey's economy
Sweeney Calls Sandy-Monitoring Reports ‘Almost A Whitewash’
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Sandy
Senate president, housing advocates demand release of full documentation so public can judge Sandy relief efforts
Advocacy Group Pursues COAH and the Case of the Missing Documents
Colleen O'Dea | July 16, 2014 | Politics, Housing
State, Rutgers both claim they can't find the files used as the basis for latest rules regarding affordable-housing obligations
Will COAH's New Ground Rules Mean Less Affordable Housing?
Colleen O'Dea | July 3, 2014 | Housing
Advocates argue regulations do not meet Supreme Court requirements, differ from rules adopted by council earlier in year
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
NJ Still Drowning in 'Underwater' Mortgages, New Study Reveals
Joe Tyrrell | May 9, 2014 | Housing
While foreclosure rates fall in other parts of country, New Jersey on track for another 50,000 filings this year
COAH Votes to Propose New Rules Virtually Sight Unseen
Colleen O'Dea | May 1, 2014 | Housing
Some members of Council on Affordable Housing said they received more than 200 pages of new regulations just a day before panel met to vote on them
Providing a Solid Foundation for Improving the Health of the Homeless
Andrew Kitchenman | April 8, 2014 | Healthcare, Social, Housing
Helping patients find a permanent place to live called crucial part of effective medical care
Irvington Gains Allies in Standoff with Bankers Over ‘Underwater’ Mortgages
Joe Tyrrell | April 2, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Lenders accused of threatening thinly-veiled version of minority neighborhood ‘red-lining’
Irvington Officials Vote to Use Eminent-Domain Powers in Unusual Way
Joe Tyrrell | March 27, 2014 | More Issues, Housing
City will take properties with ‘underwater’ and high-interest mortgages, then offer better financing deals to help bail out homeowners
Revitalizing Suburbia: Giving Aging Malls and Office Parks a New Lease on Life
Tara Nurin | March 19, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Rather than standing empty, yesterday's archetypes of suburban sprawl are being reinvented as vibrant places to work, play, and live
COAH Meeting Canceled After State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2014 | More Issues, Housing, Planning
Appellate panel had ordered fair-share housing agency to hold its first meeting in 10 months
Many Join Forces in Effort to Help Veterans Find Homes in New Jersey
Joe Tyrrell | March 11, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Housing
Thousands who served their country find themselves on the streets, jobless and struggling to survive
Appeals Panel’s Top Judge Scolds COAH for Stalling on New Municipal Quotas
Colleen O'Dea | March 6, 2014 | More Issues, Housing
Court expresses frustration and anger over agency’s failure to comply with order to update regulations for affordable housing
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