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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
Christie Administration Ignores Top Court’s Affordable-Housing Mandate
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Housing, Planning
Missed deadline for new COAH quotas sets stage for legal showdown as fair-housing and environmental advocates cry foul
With Deadline Looming, Can COAH Meet Its Supreme Court Mandate?
Tara Nurin | December 16, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Housing experts say affordable housing council no closer to fixing Mt. Laurel problems
ACLU-NJ Joins Suit Against Feds, Seeks Facts About Foreclosures
Joe Tyrrell | December 6, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Did government agency threaten to move against towns that use eminent domain to help residents avoid foreclosure?
NJ Cities Mull Unusual Step to Help Offset Lower Home Values, High Mortgages
Joe Tyrrell | August 8, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Newark, Irvington eye California community’s use of eminent-domain taking to give residents better terms on renegotiated loans.
Explainer: Mount Laurel Decisions Shelter Poor and Low-Income New Jerseyans
Colleen O'Dea | July 30, 2013 | Housing, Explainer
In 1975, Mount Laurel was the first ruling in the country to prohibit communities from enacting 'exclusionary zoning' practices.
Interactive Map: Residential Building Permits in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Boom in approvals of new multifamily units propels climb back to construction levels prior to recession.
Democratic Candidates Agree: Christie Fumbled Foreclosure Crisis
Joe Tyrell | July 10, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Housing
Senate and gubernatorial hopefuls blame GOP, big banks for squeezing homeowners.
Jacking Up Houses on the Jersey Shore
Staff of NJ Spotlight | July 9, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Rebuilding stronger and higher is the watchword along the Jersey Shore, housejacking gets the job done.
Jersey Shore Rebuilding Effort Achieves New Heights
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 28, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
'House jackers' in demand as reconstructed structures are built higher post-Sandy
Renters: Hurricane Sandy's Invisible Victims
Hank Kalet | June 26, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Living with friends or family, with no leases and no permanent address, Sandy's displaced are hard to find and harder to help.
NJ Foreclosures In the Wake of the Superstorm
Joe Tyrrell | June 24, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
The housing market takes another big hit, while many NJ homeowners struggle to deal with a raft of new mortgage problems.
COAH in Court: Can It Try to Collect Funds from Municipalities?
Colleen O'Dea | June 6, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
There's $164 million at stake -- money that could be used to help balance this year's budget rather than build affordable housing
Is the Housing Market Making a Jersey Comeback?
Tara Nurin | May 30, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Many indicators are strong, but foreclosures and a Sandy-wracked Jersey Shore need to be considered
Court Blocks State’s Latest Try to Seize COAH Cash
Colleen O'Dea | May 15, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Christie administration wants $164 million in affordable-housing funds to help balance state budget.
New Jersey Renters Getting Short Shrift After Sandy?
Tara Nurin | May 9, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Housing advocates address funding gap in post-hurricane aid for displaced tenants.
COAH Resolves to Take Unspent Affordable-Housing Funds from Municipalities
Colleen O'Dea | May 2, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Money to go to balancing the general state budget rather than building houses for low- and middle-income residents.
Fate of State Affordable Housing Funds on COAH Agenda Today
Colleen O'Dea | May 1, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Disbanded council meets for first time in two years as Christie again seeks to divert money to balance state budget.
Initial HUD Payout, Critical Milestone on Road to Recovery from Hurricane Sandy
Scott Gurian | April 30, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Although only a fraction of what will ultimately be needed, first federal funds a welcome down payment on reconstruction, renovation.
Special Report: Six Months After Sandy
Aaron Fischer | April 30, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Tracking the recovery and the rebuilding, the resilience and the sometimes-surprising optimism.
Senate Committee Passes Package of Bills to Speed Post-Sandy Recovery
Tom Johnson | April 26, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Sandy
Legislators look to put their stamp on effort mostly directed by Christie administration to date.
'Storm Czar' Marc Ferzan Looks to Bring Some Sunshine to Garden State
Scott Gurian | April 25, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
In first public appearance, state official talks about distributing federal aid to storm-ravaged NJ
Interactive Map: Sandy-Related Insurance Claims
Colleen O'Dea | April 19, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Maps, Map of the Week
Walkaways by Banks Run Up Number of Vacant Homes
Joe Tyrrell | April 19, 2013 | More Issues, Housing
Increase in empty foreclosed properties drains social services, financial resources in Newark.
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