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.
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
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.
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
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)
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.
Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi released the following statement on the state Supreme Court decision requiring municipalities to provide affordable housing for the “gap period
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
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.
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
The New Jersey Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today voted in favor of two bills that enhance inspections of homes as a lead poisoning prevention measure. The bills go before the full Assembly for a vote. On the bills, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement
Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06), the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the coming installation of a 1.5 megawatt solar panel generation field to their Edison, New Jersey facility. The energy generated will provide approximately 60% of the facility’s electricity needs.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate’s housing subcommittee, today heard directly from New Jersey mayors whose communities have benefited from federal investments through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before meeting with HUD Secretary-designee Dr. Ben Carson. Sen. Menendez will question Dr. Carson Thursday during confirmation hearings before the Senate Banking Committee
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) welcomed today an extraordinary statement by Democratic lawmakers urging the Senate and Assembly leadership to take a different approach to the school funding formula
New Jersey Realtors 2017 President Elect Christian Schlueter has been specially selected to serve as a local Ambassador for realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc
Camden, NJ- Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a $13.2 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant awarded to the Housing Authority of the City of Camden for the City’s Mt. Ephraim South neighborhood.
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that over $45.5 million in grants have been awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to support hundreds of permanent and transitional housing programs for homeless individuals and families, and to support homelessness prevention programs in New Jersey.
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
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