Watchdog sues Newark, Jersey City landlords over housing discrimination claims

BY: - May 31, 2023

Housing Rights Initiative has sued 30 landlords alleging they discriminate against people who use Section 8 vouchers to pay apartment rent.

Shifting policy on prison placement of transgender people sparks scrutiny

BY: - May 8, 2023

Most transgender people in New Jersey prisons are not housed in facilities that match their gender identity, data shows.

High mortality rate of homeless highlighted in new report

BY: - April 10, 2023

Advocates say more funding is needed even as backlash against homeless grows in some states.

Measure advances to boost Medicaid rates for low-income assisted living

BY: - March 6, 2023

Daily reimbursement rates for assisted living programs and housing would rise about $20 over three years under a bill a Senate panel advanced.

Deadline approaching for new N.J. property tax relief program

BY: - February 15, 2023

The final deadline for the ANCHOR program is Feb. 28, and Treasury officials say it will not be extended again.

State awards $38M for lead paint remediation in 20 counties

BY: - February 1, 2023

The investments are the latest in a series meant to combat the effects of lead exposure on children and remove elements of the toxic metal that have lingered in aging New Jersey homes

Senate panel approves tax breaks for would-be homeowners

BY: - January 12, 2023

The bill would create a new type of savings account shielding deposits and withdrawals used for a home purchase from New Jersey’s income tax

Governor Murphy signs bill allowing private construction inspections

BY: - January 5, 2023

Bipartisan bill hailed as a much-needed step amid a shortage of affordable housing and New Jersey's persistently tight housing market.

Voters embraced affordable housing initiatives. Advocates say Congress should do the same.

BY: - December 19, 2022

Higher building costs, a shrinking supply of low-cost rental units and more people opting to rent are driving the increase in higher-priced rentals and corresponding decline in low-cost units, one expert says.

Storm relief, climate progress still elusive decade after Hurricane Sandy, lawmakers told

BY: - October 7, 2022

Advocates and storm survivors say much remains to be done to make New Jersey more resilient from storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Annual count finds N.J. homelessness inching up, with racial disparities persisting

BY: - October 5, 2022

In the annual Point in Time count of N.J.'s homeless population, advocates counted 8,754 unhoused people, with Black people overrepresented.

Housing advocates urge lawmakers to make more landlord-tenant actions confidential

BY: - September 30, 2022

Housing advocates told the N.J. Senate Committee on Communities and Urban Affairs to continue sealing eviction records to protect tenants.