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DANCER BILL EXTENDS SENIOR FREEZE PROPERTY TAX BENEFITS TO THE DISABLED

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)

Strong Housing Sector Creates Jobs

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.
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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

MUÑOZ BILL TO ENSURE DELIVERY OF OXYGEN TO PATIENT HOMES DURING PUBLIC EMERGENCIES ADVANCES

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.<
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Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis Visits Camden for Important Community Events with Rep....

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.

BROWN BILL GIVING MORTGAGE AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS GOES...

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.

DANCER LEGISLATION MODERNIZES NJ’S SENIOR FREEZE PROGRAM, PROVIDING IMMEDIATE RELIEF BEFORE TAX BILL IS...

Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation transforming the state’s senior freeze program, providing more immediate tax savings to senior citizens and reducing costs for New Jersey. Currently, eligible senior and disabled residents are reimbursed for a portion of property taxes paid in the previous year. Under Dancer’s bill (A4106), most qualifying homeowners will receive a credit directly applied to their tax bills for the current year

BATEMAN & CIATTARELLI HELP SOMERSET COUNTY NEGOTIATE FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH NJDOT TO RESTART ROUTE...

Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (both R-16) applauded the funding agreement reached by Somerset County and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that will allow work to resume on the Route 518 bridge project in Franklin and Rocky Hill that has been stalled since July.

Staten Island Home Improvement Contractor Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties and Enter Binding Arbitration...

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that a Staten Island home improvement contractor has agreed to $100,000 in civil penalties, attorneys’ fees and investigative costs, change its practices, and enter binding arbitration with consumers to settle allegations of consumer fraud

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

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016, at New Jersey City University in Jersey City to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about available housing resources

Christie Administration Marks Grand Opening of Affordable Housing in Essex County Assisted with Sandy...

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined local officials and representatives of the Orange Housing Development Corporation, The Alpert Group, LLC, and the City of Orange Township to celebrate the official grand opening of Walter G. Alexander Village, Phase III. The third and final phase of the award-winning affordable apartment community includes 42 units, 5 of which are set aside for special needs and homeless families.

Township Council to Dedicate 640 River Road as the “Mary Topolsky Memorial Garden and...

The Teaneck Township Council will dedicate the property located at 640 River Road (across from Kipp Street) in Teaneck, NJ as the “Mary Topolsky Memorial Garden and Trail” on September 25, 2016, at 12:30pm

Proposed Bill Strengthens Building Construction in New Jersey

A bill introduced in the New Jersey state legislature would require more fire resistant materials to be used in construction, as to avoid disasters seen in the Avalon at Edgewater fire. Last week Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R) and Joseph Lagana (D) introduced Bill A4626, which includes several measures for fire-safe construction and building materials in certain multifamily residential buildings.

League Statement on Appeal of Appellate Court Housing Ruling

While the League opposed the request to appeal the Appellate Division’s July 11 ruling on the GAP period, we are not surprised by the Court’s decision to hear the appeal. In its order, the Court states that they will hear the appeal and stay the ruling

IT’S TIME JERSEY CITY STARTS PAYING ITS OWN WAY

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) issued a statement today defending state taxpayers against having to subsidize amenities for some municipalities they can’t afford themselves: “He’s at it again. Mayor Steve Fulop exploits taxpayers from across the state, and even his own constituents, by continually failing to be transparent regarding his Jersey City schools. This time it is his announcement about new school openings.

PETERSON BILL CREATING TASK FORCE TO TRACK STOLEN VALUABLES BECOMES LAW

New Jersey took an important step forward Wednesday to make the return of stolen jewelry and other property more likely. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pleased to announce that his legislation creating a second-hand valuables transaction reporting task force (A-2224) was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie

RUMANA COMMENDS CHRISTIE DECISION TO VETO MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Assembly Republican Whip Scott T. Rumana (R–Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex) applauded Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a measure that would have raised the minimum wage. “Not only would a $15 an hour minimum wage have reversed our economic progress, it would have disproportionately driven up the cost of living and killed job opportunities for lower- and middle-class families. A higher minimum wage would have meant higher costs for food, gas, and home goods.

Rep. Norcross Announces Millions Awarded to Local Agencies to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Norcross: “This funding will ensure our veterans get the treatment they’ve earned and deserve.” Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help very low-income veteran families prevent homelessness.

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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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DANCER BILL EXTENDS SENIOR FREEZE PROPERTY TAX BENEFITS TO THE DISABLED

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.