Measure advances to boost Medicaid rates for low-income assisted living
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Housing advocates told the N.J. Senate Committee on Communities and Urban Affairs to continue sealing eviction records to protect tenants.
Governor Murphy returns foreclosure bill to legislators for tweaks
Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a foreclosure bill that would have made it easier for families and nonprofits to buy homes at sheriff’s sales, a measure intended to preserve affordable housing and protect low-income neighborhoods from corporate buyers. Murphy’s veto says he objects to “the legality, practicality, and unintended consequences” of several provisions in the […]
Advocates ask for action on bill that would keep foreclosed homes in local hands
Advocates want the governor to sign legislation intended to help people facing foreclosure hang on to their homes and build community wealth.
Bill would require structural inspections of multi-family dwellings to prevent collapses
New legislation would require structural inspections of new multi-family buildings in N.J. and reserve funds to pay for structural repairs.