The Port Authority has realized nearly $400,000 in savings at One World Trade Center through a federal Energy Policy Act tax incentive that encourages the installation of energy efficient measures, agency officials announced today. <
With support from the states of New York and New Jersey, agency will fund debt service on a $284 million low-cost, long-term federal loan to be made to the development corporation and $18 million in loan expenses to help pay for new Portal North Bridge
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) recently visited the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership, Inc (NORWESCAP) in Phillipsburg to announce the organization was awarded a $425,000 federal grant. The Congressman was joined at the presentation by Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis and trustees of NORWESCAP.
Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) has asked the Navy to reconsider its recent controversial housing proposal for Naval Weapons Station Earle in Monmouth County that would expand the rental of public private venture (PPV) housing at the base to non-Department of Defense-affiliated civilians.
Governor Christie Takes Action On Pending Legislation And Issues Executive Order Lifting Moratorium On...
Governor Chris Christie issued the following statement after taking action on pending legislation providing tax relief for New Jersey residents while also updating and authorizing funding for the Transportation Trust Fund Authority (“TTFA”)
Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a non-profit corporation, has offered to become custodian of a Camden City once home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while King studied at the former Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania in the 1950s.
eimbursement program because they receive disability retirement benefits from the federal government are one step closer to relief today. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer (A4130) extending the senior freeze program to disabled former federal employees, was released today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committe
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed an action against a Florida contractor who set up shop in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy and allegedly defrauded seven homeowners who paid him to repair or replace their storm-damaged homes, including three that collectively lost more than $314,000 in federal relief funds
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded Middlesex County for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for having effectively ended veterans' homelessness in the county. The Middlesex County freeholder board created a Veterans Housing Program in 2012 to assist veterans at risk of homelessness, committing $100,000 a year to the effort.
“The Democrats just wanted a gas tax increase, but I insisted that tax cuts offset that increase,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “In this compromise we were able to lower taxes for seniors, veterans, small businesses and low-income workers and provide the largest broad-based tax cut for everyone in over two decades. I am pleased that we were able to secure this relief.”
Housing advocates are expressing concern over the current proposal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund. It is estimated that tax cuts under the proposal would create a $1.4 billion budget deficit. Ahead of Friday’s vote in the New Jersey Legislature on the proposal, Network President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Home Improvement Contractor...
Continuing the State’s crackdown on Superstorm Sandy fraud, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed an action against a Manahawkin contractor and his home improvement company for allegedly bilking $280,750 in Sandy relief funds from six shore homeowners that hired him to renovate and elevate their storm-damaged homes
In an effort to help residents with disabilities currently not eligible for the state’s senior freeze property tax reimbursement program because they receive disability retirement benefits from the federal government, Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation (A-4130) to extend the program to disabled former federal employees.
Rep. Norcross Announces South Jersey Education & Career Training Program Receives $1.1 Million Federal...
Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden for its YouthBuild program. “I visited YouthBuild Camden last year with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. We saw first-hand the program putting students on the right track.
Christie Administration Announces Housing Recovery Information Session in Monmouth County to Help Homeowners and...
The Christie Administration today announced the 38th Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the New Point Comfort Fire House in Keansburg to assist storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program, as well as for rental property owners participating in the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP)
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) visited Bernardsville this week to accept the Defender of Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders and the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey.
Christie Administration Marks Grand Opening of Two Supportive Housing Projects in Essex County Assisted...
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) executive staff today joined local officials and community leaders to celebrate the official grand opening of High Street Heights and Alpha Drive, two properties that were rehabilitated and turned into supportive housing communities for formerly chronically homeless families and individuals. ACON, Inc. partnered with the YMCA of Newark & Vicinity to develop the properties
Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors that requires pharmacies to have an emergency plan to delivery oxygen to patients’ homes during a public health emergency today received approval from the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.<
Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today welcomed civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis to Camden, New Jersey for important discussions on gun violence and designating a City property linked to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an historic landmark.
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, to ease the financial burden on New Jersey’s citizen soldiers on federal active duty, today earned approval from the General Assembly. The bill (A766) allows members of the National Guard and the United States Reserve to defer mortgage and property tax payments while on active duty.