New Jersey Senate pushes affordable housing bill to next legislative session
The bill would eliminate the defunct Council on Affordable Housing and bar lawsuits that can force development, among numerous other changes.
As homeless people become more visible, some cities and states take a tougher line
More places are siding with residents and business owners when it comes to homeless people’s rights.
Homeless residents face uncertainty as encampment sweeps gain steam
More than 653,000 Americans are experiencing homelessness, a 12% increase from last year, per federal statistics.
States, Biden administration push efforts to aid renters, keep people housed
The scenery may be different from state to state but the housing landscape is much the same across the country: People are struggling to find a home they can afford.
Legislative plan to overhaul affordable housing prompts applause, warnings
Some cheered a bill to revamp N.J.'s affordable housing strategy, but others urged legislators not to rush it through the lame-duck session.
New Jersey lawmakers plan overhaul of affordable housing system
Legislators have proposed changes to the state's court-led affordable housing system, including new rules for builder's remedy suits and new special masters.
Lawsuit challenges New Jersey tax sales after U.S. Supreme Court ruling
The plaintiffs allege foreclosures that cost them tens of thousands of dollars more than they owed are unconstitutional.
N.J. Senate approves penalties for discriminatory real estate appraisals
A bill creating penalties for discriminatory housing appraisals narrowly cleared the Senate amid GOP concerns about unintended consequences.
Bill would create fund to guarantee rent payments for some low-income renters
A proposed $10M fund would pay landlords to encourage them to rent to very low-income residents. The tenants would then pay the state back.
States grapple with racist language in real estate deeds
Several states recently have passed laws banning racist language in property deeds that prohibited home sales to Black or immigrant buyers.
Evictions drove homelessness up, prompting expanded rental assistance
Homelessness rose last year, but state advocates say expanded homelessness prevention services helped curb that jump this year.
Watchdog calls for probe into rental company accused of illegal price-fixing
A government watchdog group wants Attorney General Matt Platkin to investigate an apartment rental company for possible price-fixing.