Statewide Housing Associations Responds to NJ Court Fair Housing Decision


In wake of today’s ruling by the Appellate Division regarding the fair housing gap period, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement:

“We’re disappointed with today’s decision by the court which could reduce the number of homes that are affordable for New Jersey’s working families, seniors and people with disabilities. The court’s decision creates new hurdles for too many households that have struggled to make ends meet during the gap period and continue to now, as a result of the economic tsunami we endured from Superstorm Sandy, the Great Recession and the on-going foreclosure crisis.

“Our families, friends and neighbors who might not be counted because of this ruling are the heart of our state and the backbone of our economy. If we can’t afford to live here, we can’t get our economy back on track. We need to build more homes more people can afford, so we can all call New Jersey home.”

About the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is the statewide association of more than 250 community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of affordable homes, economic opportunities, and strong communities. For more information on the Network, visit

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