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WEBBER-O’SCANLON-BUCCO BILL INCREASING TRANSPARENCY OF ASSET SEIZURES BY POLICE DEPARTMENTS PASSES ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly today approved legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber, Declan O’Scanlon and Anthony M. Bucco, that increases transparency for seized assets connected with criminal activity by a 77-0 vote today. Law enforcement agencies have been criticized nationally for relying on forfeiture funds to bolster their budgets

NJ Legislature Sends Sandy Foreclosure Bill to Governor

The New Jersey Senate unanimously voted in favor of legislation that would provide a temporary protection against foreclosure for homeowners who suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy. Previously passed by the Assembly, the bill now heads to Governor Christie to be signed in to law. On the bill, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement

NJCDC Kicks Off New Program Making Home Repairs for Paterson’s Elderly and Disabled

With the Christmas spirit permeating through its organizational fabric, NJCDC will host a kick-off event for their newest program that serves elderly and disabled Paterson residents. Over the next 12 months, NJCDC’s FreePair Paterson program will make 500 home repairs—free of service charges—for the elderly and disabled residents of Paterson

Congressman Norcross Announces Funding Grant for Camden Housing Development

Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a $432,484 Federal Home Loan Bank of New York 2016 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant for the construction of the new, low-income Branch Village Midrise residences in the City of Camden.

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

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in Little Ferry, Bergen County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about available housing resources

EDA to Launch Expanded Real Estate Impact Fund to Foster Revitalization of Underutilized Sites

To stimulate the redevelopment of underutilized properties and catalyze future development opportunities in strategic urban areas, the Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today approved an expansion of its Real Estate Impact Fund. Originally created as a pilot program to provide early capital to private developers, the Fund will now offer a public component, allowing Urban Aid municipalities and eligible local redevelopment agencies or county improvement authorities to also qualify for low-interest financing

32BJ SEIU Endorses Phil Murphy for Governor of New Jersey

Newark 32BJ SEIU, the largest property services union in the country, is supporting Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 32BJ SEIU Vice President and New Jersey State Director Kevin Brown made the announcement today on behalf of the union’s nearly 12,000 New Jersey members.

Three Outstanding Realtors Recognized for Community Service

Three outstanding New Jersey Realtors received the 2016 NJ Realtors Good Neighbor Awards during a ceremony on Dec. 6 at the Triple Play Realtor Convention & Trade Expo. These awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary commitments to community service programs throughout the state.

2016 Realtor and Realtor-Associate of the Year Named

New Jersey Realtors is proud to announce Ilene Horowitz, of RE/MAX American Dream in Denville, as the 2016 Realtor of the Year and Lorraine Spinogatti, of RE/MAX of Barnegat Bay in Manahawkin, as the 2016 Realtor-Associate of the Year. These two members were singled out for their outstanding contributions to the real estate industry, commitment to the Realtor organization, and dedicated involvement in their local communities.

Christie Administration Announces Housing Recovery Information Session in Cape May County to Help Homeowners...

The Christie Administration today announced the 40th Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Thursday, December 8th, 2016, in Ocean City 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).

Statement from NJ Housing Association on Trump HUD Pick

On the heels of the announcement of Dr. Ben Carson as President-Elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Network President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement

New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, and Department of Banking and Insurance...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino, the Division of Consumer Affairs, and the Department of Banking and Insurance have filed an action against three North Jersey individuals and the companies they operated, for allegedly defrauding financially strapped consumers who paid for mortgage foreclosure rescue services to save their homes from foreclosure

KEAN BILL PROTECTING RESIDENTS LIVING IN COMMUNITIES WITH HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS CLEARS COMMITTEE

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Sean Kean to prevent conflicts of interest by board members of homeowners’ associations was unanimously advanced today by the Assembly housing committee

Project Homeless Connect Set for Thursday in Morris County

Project Homeless Connect is scheduled to be held on Thursday (Dec. 1) in Morris County, and centered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, with a goal of connecting the county’s homeless and most vulnerable residents to vital resources they need to survive.

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

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Friday, November 18, 2016, at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May Court House to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about available housing resources.

Statewide Housing Association Joins State to Host Housing Resource Fairs for Sandy-Impacted Residents

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) to host a free Housing Resource Fair on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May Court House to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about available housing resources

TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK PASSES ORDINANCE RESPECTING ABANDONED PROPERTIES

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Township Council passed an ordinance aimed at identifying abandoned properties in the Township of Teaneck. The ordinance will be enforced on properties that have not been legally occupied for a period of six months or at the discretion of the designated public officer

Christie Administration Celebrates Grand Opening of Franklin Street Villa, an Affordable Housing Project in...

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined local officials and community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of Franklin Street Villa, which includes 30 new housing units, eight of which are set aside for homeless and/or disabled veterans.

PANEL CLEARS WEBBER BILL EXPOSING IMPACT OF UNFUNDED MANDATES ON TAXPAYERS

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber to track the financial burden of unfunded state and federal mandates on counties and towns was released today by the Appropriations Committee. The bill (A1034) requires the Department of Community Affairs to compile a list, updated annually, of all unfunded mandates on local and county governments, including the estimated cost

Rep. Norcross Announces Historic Designation of South Jersey Home Linked to Dr. Martin Luther...

Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced his appreciation to the Camden Historic Preservation Commission for its historic designation of a Camden City property that was once home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while King studied at the former Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania in the 1950s

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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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NJ House Reps Laud $10M for NJ Transit to Install Positive...

All twelve New Jersey U.S. House Representatives lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $10 million grant to New Jersey Transit (NJT) to advance its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) along its rail lines.