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New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County Contractor Alleging Fraud...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business in Ocean County used deceptive practices to obtain more than $750,000 in federal relief funds from 14 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.

DCA Announces Expanded Housing Recovery Information Session in Ocean County to Help Homeowners and...

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs today announced the 42nd Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Brick Township to assist storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program, as well as rental property owners participating in the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP).

Deadline Extended as EDA Seeks Purchasers to Develop Most Valuable Real Estate in North...

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced today it has extended the deadline for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) related to the purchase and development of an 8.75-acre site on the Camden Waterfront. Eligible respondents must now submit qualifications by 2 p.m. on April 12, 2017.

Norcross Leads Bipartisan Infrastructure Letter to Trump

In Response to President Donald Trump promising infrastructure spending in his joint address to Congress, Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the Building Trades Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter to the president detailing national infrastructure priorities to rebuild our country and create jobs.

Former Bayonne Official Sentenced To 21 Months Prison For Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For...

A Hudson County, New Jersey, man, who served as the senior accountant of the City of Bayonne Department of Community Development (CBDCD) was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for accepting $65,000 in bribe payments in exchange for his assistance in awarding projects funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Essex County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Newark, Essex County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.

NJ Legislature Approves Code Blue Program for Counties

The New Jersey State Senate voted in favor of a bill that requires county emergency management coordinators to establish a Code Blue Program to shelter homeless people during severe weather events. Approved by the Assembly back in December, the bill now goes to Governor Christie to be signed into law

Morris Prosecutor: Hanover and Paterson Pair Charged with Burglaries in Butler, Hanover and Pequannock

Authorities have arrested two men for a series of burglaries that targeted residential properties in three Morris County towns in January and February following as the result of a short term, multi-agency investigation, it was announced today jointly by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento, Pequannock Police Chief Brian C. Spring, Hanover Police Chief Mark Roddy, Riverdale Police Chief Kevin Smith and Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman.

Hanover and Paterson Pair Charged with Burglaries in Butler, Hanover and Pequannock

Authorities have arrested two men for a series of burglaries that targeted residential properties in three Morris County towns in January and February following as the result of a short term, multi-agency investigation, it was announced today jointly by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento, Pequannock Police Chief Brian C. Spring, Hanover Police Chief Mark Roddy, Riverdale Police Chief Kevin Smith and Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Two More Sandy Fraud Complaints Against Home...

Continuing the State’s crackdown on Superstorm Sandy fraud, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed two separate actions against home improvement companies and their owners alleging they used deceptive business practices in order to obtain $1.4 million in federal relief funds from 51 homeowners who paid them to repair and elevate their storm-damaged properties.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 136 Home Improvement Contractors in 2016 for...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announce today the issuance of 136 Notices of Violation to contractors during 2016, resulting in total penalties of $483,350 and total restitution of $1,421,938.41

NJ Realtors® Testifies About Sprinkler Legislation

Last week, staff from New Jersey Realtors®’ government affairs department attended the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste committee hearing to testify regarding lawn sprinkler system legislation. The bill, which was introduced in the early 2000s in response to a drought, would require residential and commercial properties with a lawn sprinkler system to install a rain-sensing device before that property could be sold.

Homeless Youth Population in Morris County Targeted as a Priority for #NJ Counts 2017

The statewide Point-in-Time count of homeless persons in Morris County and all 21 New Jersey counties is taking place today, Jan. 25, with a counting of individuals and households who experience homelessness

Morris Residents: January is Radon Action Month — Check Your Home for Radon

With January marking national Radon Action Month, the state Department of Environmental Protection urges residents in Morris County and across the state  to test for this colorless and odorless radioactive gas – the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.

Christie Administration Announces Housing Recovery Information Session in Ocean County to Help Homeowners and...

The Christie Administration today announced the 41st Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in Long Beach Township to assist storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program, as well as rental property owners participating in the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP)

Menendez Brings NJ Homeowner to Congress to Speak on Impact of Mnuchin Foreclosure Practices...

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of both the Senate Finance and Banking Committees, today brought Sylvia Oliver, a constituent from Scotch Plains, N.J., to a public forum hosted by Senate Democrats to provide context on Steve Mnuchin’s character and business practices. Prior to being President-Elect Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Treasury, Mr. Mnuchin led the bank OneWest in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, during which time the bank foreclosed on thousands of families across the country and threw them out of their homes.

SCHEPISI CALLS FOR LEGISLATIVE FIX TO SUPREME COURT RULES ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi released the following statement on the state Supreme Court decision requiring municipalities to provide affordable housing for the “gap period

Menendez, Durbin Praise Final HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today praised the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) final Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR), which revises the definition of “elevated blood lead levels” and strengthens protocols by which the Department identifies and investigates lead exposure in federally-assisted housing

PANEL APPROVES PETERSON BILL PROTECTING HOMEOWNERS FROM OVERZEALOUS BANKS

With the continuing prevalence of mortgage foreclosure problems, legislation putting common sense safeguards in place to protect homeowners was passed out of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee Thursday.

New Jersey Builder Elected to Leadership of NAHB

Dean Mon, a New Jersey-based builder and developer with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2017 third vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla

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Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey. The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.

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New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business in Ocean County used deceptive practices to obtain more than $750,000 in federal relief funds from 14 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.