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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

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

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 free Housing Resource Fairs in Monmouth and Ocean counties to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about available housing resources.

Union City, New Jersey, Inspector Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Conspiring to...

An inspector at the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for conspiring with contractors to rig the selection process for home improvement, sidewalk replacement and other projects, causing losses of at least $307,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

2017 Gubernatorial Candidates Address Housing Issues at Sold Out Community Development Conference

Two announced candidates for New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial race participated in a discussion on housing and community development issues at the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s (the Network) Annual Community Development Conference and Membership Meeting on October 21. The declared Republican candidate, Assemblyman Jack M. Ciattarelli (LD-16) and the declared Democratic candidate, former U.S. Ambassador Phil Murphy, responded to the Network’s campaign to increase investments in community development and housing to tackle the state’s affordability issues.

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

The Christie Administration today announced the 39th Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, in Belmar 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).

RIBLE TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION PRESERVING ESTATE TAX CUT

Assemblyman Dave Rible, the Republican conference leader, plans to introduce a constitutional amendment Thursday prohibiting a repeal of the estate-tax cut after it is fully phased-out on Jan. 1, 2018.

PORT AUTHORITY SECURES $400,000 IN SAVINGS FROM ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES AT ONE WORLD TRADE...

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. <

PORT AUTHORITY MAKES LARGEST FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO THE GATEWAY PROGRAM, ONE OF THE NATION’S...

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

Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership Gets Federal Grant

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.

It’s ‘Deja Vu All Over Again’ with Navy Earle Housing

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”)
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Rep. Norcross Announces New Action to Save Historic South Jersey Home

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.

DANCER BILL EXTENDING SENIOR FREEZE BENEFITS TO DISABLED PASSES COMMITTEE

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

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Florida Contractor and His Company...

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

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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.