Amid rising evictions and rents, states grapple with protections in tenant-landlord laws

BY: - September 26, 2023

As the number of renters rises, organizers pushing for renters’ rights are finding more of their own among the ranks of state legislatures across the country.

East Orange tenants sue over ‘deplorable’ conditions at apartment building

BY: - August 18, 2023

In the last two years alone, landlords of The Castle were cited 123 times for failure to keep dwellings in clean and sanctuary condition.

Couch, car or curb: Defining which young person is ‘homeless’ affects aid state by state

BY: - August 17, 2023

Having no single, uniform definition of homelessness across states, or even within the federal government, greatly complicates efforts to help the young people experiencing it.

Homelessness climbing, with eviction moratorium over and rents up

BY: - August 15, 2023

Advocates found that 10,267 people are experiencing homelessness in N.J. — the most since 2015. They blame rising rents and fewer vacancies.

Some states protect Section 8 renters, but enforcement is elusive

BY: - July 24, 2023

A lack of awareness by landlords, rental agencies and voucher holders, understaffed housing authorities or ignorance of the law all might inhibit enforcement, one expert said.

Affordable housing remains out of reach for low-income New Jerseyans, report says

BY: - June 14, 2023

Housing costs in New Jersey require someone to have an annual income of nearly $70,000, or a $33.50 hourly wage, if they don't want to spend more than 30% of their pay on utilities and rent.

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