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  • Private beaches: Your tax dollars at work

    Published: August 16, 2013By Staci BergerWhen I was 18, I came to New Jersey from Massachusetts to attend Rutgers. I have lived here ever since. There were a few things that took getting used to about the Garden State. Cheese fries and jug handles were ...
  • Housing Advocates Applaud Court Decision to Invalidate COAH Reorganization

    Housing Advocates Applaud Court Decision to Invalidate COAH Reorganization  Independent and diverse body essential, say advocates  7/10/2013Following the announcement that the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled against ...
  • Sandy Recovery Plans Set Stage for Disasters Nationwide

    Sandy Recovery Sets Stage for Rebuilding in NJ and NationwideBroad coalition submits recommendations to federal rebuilding task force 7/2/2013Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts can be applied to future disasters in communities across ...
  • NJ Ripe for Community and Economic Recovery, Advocates Tell Legislators

    NJ Ripe for Community and Economic Recovery, Advocates Tell Legislators Assembly hearing examines affordable home development post-Sandy 6/6/13Today at an Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee hearing, housing advocates, developers, and New Jers...
  • President's Shore Visit Shows Sandy Still a Priority but Work Remains to Rebuild Fairly, says Network

    President's Shore Visit Shows Sandy Still a Priority but Work Remains to Rebuild Fairly, says Network5/28/2013 Following a tour of Sandy devastated Jersey Shore communities today, President Barack Obama will address a crowd of invited guests involved in ...
  • Sandy Tax Relief Plan Common Sense, says Network

    Sandy Tax Relief Plan Common Sense, says NetworkNJ legislature introduces resolution urging Congressional approvalA bipartisan coalition of U.S. Representatives have introduced tax relief legislation to provide additional assistance to families and busine...
  • Court Halts State's Trust Fund Grab

    Court Halts State's Trust Fund GrabCommunities that raise funds should benefit, says Network5/14/2013Following the announcement that the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court issued an injunction blocking the Christie Administration's raid o...
  • Families Impacted By Sandy Still Struggling to Recover

    Families Impacted By Sandy Still Struggling to Recover NJ can rebuild using Katrina lessons, expert tells community leaders5/7/2013Speaking today at the Trenton Downtown Marriott to more than 100 community developers and others involved in rebuilding afte...
  • COAH Board Begins Process to Seize Municipal Housing Trust Funds

    COAH Board Begins Process to Seize Municipal Housing Trust FundsSandy communities need every single dollar, says NetworkThe Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) today voted to allow the state to begin the process of  seizing municipal housing trust f...
  • HUD Approval Moves Sandy Rebuilding Forward, says Network

    HUD Approval Moves Sandy Rebuilding Forward, says NetworkChristie’s raid of local housing funds will harm recovery, advocates say 4/29/2013 Following the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved...
  • City of Newark Examines Foreclosure Crisis

    City of Newark Examines Foreclosure CrisisState government holds key to success in Newark, says Network4/18/13The Newark City Council hosted a hearing on Newark foreclosures today at City Hall. Having worked closely with the state legislature on addressin...
  • Network Addresses State and Federal Tax Proposals Announced Today

    Network Addresses State and Federal Tax Proposals Announced TodayLauds Congressional Move to Help Sandy Victims, Pans Governor’s Proposal4/15/2013Elected officials took advantage of the significance of tax day to announce various tax relief proposal...
  • Sandy Recovery Must Be Sustainable and Equitable, says Advocates

    Sandy Recovery Must Be Sustainable and Equitable, says AdvocatesUrges HUD to make improvements in NJ’s plan 4/4/2013A wide array of community stakeholders is urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make improvements to t...
  • Over Seventy Groups Sign Letter Urging State to Improve Sandy Action Plan

    Over Seventy Groups Sign Letter Urging State to Improve Sandy Action PlanCall on DCA to Take More Balanced Approach on Distribution of Federal Funds3/20/2013A group of 76 signatories, including religious, civil rights, and community leaders, have called o...
  • NJ Ranking in Affordability Study Exacerbated by Sandy

    NJ Ranking in Affordability Study Exacerbated by SandyOut of Reach report emphasizes need for more affordable rentals3/11/2013According to the annual, national report released today, New Jersey is the fourth most expensive place in the nation to rent a tw...
  • New Report Spotlights Sandy's Hardest Hit

    New Report Spotlights Sandy's Hardest Hit 3/6/2013 Enterprise Community Partners and the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy today released an analysis of data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) examining Superstorm Sandy...
  • Network Announces New Executive Director

    Network Announces New Executive Director 2/14/2013 The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network), has announced the selection of Staci Berger as its new executive director. Ms. Berger will fill the vacancy created by Diane St...
  • Governor Needs to Rebuild All of Our Communities, says Network

    Governor Needs to Rebuild All of Our Communities, says Network2/7/2013Today Governor Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have expanded the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) program by $5 million. On the veto, Housing and Community ...
  • Veto a Missed Opportunity to Address Foreclosures, says Network

    Veto a Missed Opportunity to Address Foreclosures, says Network 1/29/2013 Governor Christie has conditionally vetoed bills that would expand the New Jersey HomeKeeper program and  also renovate foreclosed residential properties into affordable ones...
  • Report Shows Neighborhood Tax Credit Program Pays Dividends for NJ

    Report Shows Neighborhood Tax Credit Program Pays Dividends for NJ12/19/2012Every dollar in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credits has leveraged an additional $7.30 in other investment, a report released today by the Housing and Community Development Net...