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  • Network Lauds Signing of Expedited Foreclosure Bill into Law

    Network Lauds Signing of Expedited Foreclosure Bill into Law12/6/2012Following the enactment of legislation sponsored by  Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union)  and Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Union) that would expedite the process on abandoned an...
  • Senate Committee Moves Bill to Expand Neighborhood Tax Credits

    Senate Committee Moves Bill to Expand Neighborhood Tax Credits11/15/2012During a meeting of the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee today, the committee voted to move a bill that would expand the neighborhood revitalization tax credit program f...
  • Governor Must Make NJ Homeowners Priority, Says Network

    Governor Must Make NJ Homeowners Priority, Says NetworkAssembly joint committee hearing examines NJ foreclosure crisis 10/24/2012 The Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee and the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee hosted ...
  • Network Hosts Second Annual Community Leadership Institute

    Network Hosts Second Annual Community Leadership Institute   NJ cities work together to reinvigorate communities9/26/2012The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) will host a session for nearly 100 city officials ...
  • Network Receives Community Foundation Grants

    Network Receives Community Foundation GrantsFunds support Mercer Area neighborhood stabilization projects  7/23/2012 The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) has received a $30,000 grant from the Princeton Area Com...
  • Christie Vetoes Housing Investment Bills

    Christie Vetoes Housing Investment BillsNetwork says it's not a comeback, it's a letdown 6/29/2012 Following the announcement that Governor Christie has vetoed a bill that would allow municipal housing trust funds to remain in their municipality of orig...
  • HUD Secretary Keynotes NJ Community Development Meeting

    HUD Secretary Keynotes NJ Community Development Meeting Addresses foreclosure crisis and rebuilding neighborhoods6/13/2012Today, over 200 elected officials, members, and supporters of the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ gathered at the T...
  • Supreme Court Denies Christie’s Ask to Gut Housing Agency

    Supreme Court Denies Christie’s Ask to Gut Housing Agency Attempt to raid $160 million in housing trust funds in question 6/11/2012Following the announcement that New Jersey's Supreme Court has denied the Governor Christie's request for a stay on t...
  • Help Our Communities Prosper, Advocates Tell Legislators

    Help Our Communities Prosper, Advocates Tell Legislators Urge Governor, Legislators to Pass Budget that Creates More Affordable Homes6/7/2012At separate Statehouse hearings today, housing advocates and New Jersey residents urged lawmakers to address the f...
  • Groups Urge Governor Not to Foreclose on New Jerseyans

    Groups Urge Governor Not to Foreclose on New Jersey 5/30/2012 Today at a Statehouse press conference, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDNNJ) released a letter to Governor Christie callin...
  • Municipal Leaders Devise Solutions to Enhance Neighborhoods

    Municipal Leaders Devise Solutions to Enhance Neighborhoods   5/8/2012 Today the Housing and Community Development Network’s Union County Advocacy Team hosted a forum for local officials to discuss neighborhood stabilization strategies....
  • Tour Displays Affordable Home Options in Paterson

    Tour Displays Affordable Home Options in Paterson 5/4/2012 Today the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Passaic County Advocacy Team hosted the third annual Housing Showcase Tour.  The bus tour  featured a variety ...
  • Princeton Borough Officials Recognized By Community Developers

    Princeton Borough Officials Recognized By Community Developers Municipal Trust Funds Aid in Creation of Affordable Homes  5/2/2012 Nonprofit community developer Princeton Community Housing (PCH) joined the Housing and Community Development Network...
  • Unanswered Questions on Municipal Trust Funds Remain

    Unanswered Questions on Municipal Trust Funds RemainDCA Commissioner to Testify at Senate Budget Hearing 4/17/2012Department of Community Affairs Acting Commissioner Richard Constable III will testify today before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Com...
  • Gov’s Budget Plans to Recapture Housing Funds Need Scrutiny

    Gov’s Budget Plans to Recapture Housing Funds Need Scrutiny DCA Commissioner to Testify at Assembly Budget Hearing4/2/2012Department of Community Affairs Acting Commissioner Richard Constable III will testify today before the Assembly Budget Committ...
  • Network Supports Tradition of Balanced, Bipartisan Court

    Network Supports Tradition of Balanced, Bipartisan Court 3/20/12 Following a press conference on judicial appointments today at the State Capitol Building, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey Director of Policy and Advocacy Staci Ber...
  • New Jersey Rental Homes Cost More in 2012

    New Jersey Rental Homes Cost More in 2012Out of Reach report underlines need to preserve housing budget3/13/2012According to a national report released today, New Jersey is the fourth most expensive place in the nation to rent a two bedroom apartment; Haw...
  • Network Applauds Decision to Uphold Fair Housing Act

    Network Applauds Decision to Uphold Fair Housing Act  Superior Court Rejects Christie COAH Reorganization 3/8/2012Following the announcement that the Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled against Governor Christie's reorganization of th...
  • Network Questions Christie Budget at Foreclosure Hearing

    Network Questions Christie Budget at Foreclosure Hearing3/5/2012After testifying at today's hearing of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee in support of  legislation to address the inventory of foreclosed homes in New Jersey, Housing ...
  • Lesniak Foreclosure Bill Moves to Senate Floor

    Lesniak Foreclosure Bill Moves to Senate Floor 2/16/2012 Following the passage of Senator Ray Lesniak's (D-Union) "New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act" in the Senate Economic Growth Committee, Housing and Community Development Network ...