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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Update: Affordable Housing Legislation

As we have previously reported, the legislature is moving on bills that would overhaul the state’s affordable housing laws.  

The Assembly passed A-4 last week while the Senate counterpart S-50 has bee...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Assembly Passes Affordable Housing Overhaul Bill

On Monday, in a vote along party lines, the Assembly passed A-4, which seeks to overhaul the State’s affordable housing policy. The bill included amendments made last week in the Assembly Appropriations Committ...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Bills Preempting Municipal Land Use Controls Over ADUs Advances

Two bills that were combined (S-1106 and S-2347) advanced out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The legislation would authorize owners of property zoned for single- or two-family residential use to develop accessory dwelling un...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Assembly Passes Affordable Housing Overhaul Bill

On Monday, in a vote along party lines, the Assembly passed A-4, which seeks to overhaul the State’s affordable housing policy. The bill included amendments made last week in the Assembly Appropriatio...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Affordable Housing Bill Advances in Committee Paving Vote’s Way

 

On Thursday, Assembly Bill A-4, legislation overhauling the State’s affordable housing policy, was reported favorably out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with extensive committee amendments.  The committee amendments ...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 3, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 3, 2023

Alert: Assembly Appropriations Committee Scheduled to Hear Housing Bill

Late Friday afternoon, it was announced that the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 8 to consider several bills related to affordable housing including A-4.&nbs...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Assembly Committee Advances Affordable Housing Bills

Updated.

On Monday, an affordable housing bill package, including legislation to overhaul the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy was advanced out of the Assembly Housing Committee. Late Friday afternoon, it was then announced ...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 26, 2024

DOH ask Local Entities to Complete Survey

The DOH is requesting that county and municipal government professionals, staff, youth groups, and parent groups participate in a survey provide feedback on the redesign of DOH’s Parent Link web page. The survey must be complet...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Senate Committee Advances Affordable Housing Bills

On Thursday, the affordable housing bill package, including legislation to overhaul the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy was advanced out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.  

A continuation of effo...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Court Declines to Force Governor to Appoint Members of COAH

Earlier this week an appellate panel declined to force Governor Murphy to make appointments to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). In a published decision, In the Matter of the Appoint...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Affordable Housing Overhaul Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. to review a host of bills related to affordable housing. This includes S-50, which would ...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Process to Adopt New State Plan to Begin Soon

As you may be aware, the State Planning Commission has been engaging with stakeholders to update the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan (State Plan). As part of the update process, the Commission is currently drafting a ...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bills of Interest Signed by Governor

Governor Murphy has acted on the remaining 2022-2023 Legislative term bills on his desk. Below are some of the new laws that may impact your municipality: ? 

 

P.L. 2023, c. 33...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Providing Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans Advancing

S-1564 is scheduled for a vote in the full Senate on Monday. The measure would expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. 

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Overhauling Affordable Housing Held

Legislation overhauling the State’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy has been held by the Assembly Appropriations Committee after initially moving quickly through the l...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Bill Overhauling Affordable Housing Moving Through Legislature

After being first announced on Monday, December 18, at a joint press conference with Assembly Speaker Coughlin and Senate President Scutari, joined by Assemblywoman Lopez and Senator Singleton, A-4  was added to Assembly Housing...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Affordable Housing Reform Bill is Advanced Through Assembly Committee

A recently introduced bill aimed at reforming the state’s affordable housing policy was released by the Assembly Housing Committee Wednesday after hearing testimony from numerous stakeholders, including the League. 

Assembly Bill A-4 wou...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Affordable Housing Reform Bill Set for Committee Hearing

A comprehensive bill to reform the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy is scheduled for a hearing before the Assembly Housing Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20. 

Assembly bill A-4, introduced on December 18, w...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Legislative Leaders Announce Bills to Amend Fair Housing Act

Assembly Speaker Coughlin and Senate President Scutari, joined by Assemblywoman Lopez and Senator Singleton, held a joint press conference today to announce legislation to amend the Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

While bill language is not curr...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Host of Affordable Housing Related Bills See Action in Assembly

On Monday, the Assembly Housing Committee reported favorably on several recently introduced bills related to affordable housing, including:

A-5604 “Exempts receipts from sales of materials, supplies, and services for certain affordable housing pr...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Lunch & Learn: State Planning Commission – State Plan Update

The State Planning Commission has embarked on updating the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.   Come learn about the Plan, the process involved, and how the Commission can help make this process valuable to municipal stakeholders. After an...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Establishing Urban Preservation Program

Governor Murphy has signed A-5596/S-3991 establishing the Urban Preservation Program to promote investments in rehabilitation and reconstruction projects dedicated to preserving affordable housing in urban areas.

The newly created Urban Preservation Fund p...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Assisting First-Generation Homebuyers

This week, Governor Murphy signed into law S-3780. The new law provides down payment assistance and provides tax credits to developers that commit to construct or reconstruct housing for certain low to moderate income households.

Prior to the signing of&am...

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