Affordable Housing: New Jersey Supreme Court Responds to COAH Failure

Breaking News:  We are pleased to pass along a NJ Supreme Court decision on affordable housing.  UULMNJ congratulates and applauds Fair Share Housing for its leadership and courage in protecting affordable housing in New Jersey.

In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed that no town in New Jersey may exclude working families, low-income seniors, and people with special needs.  The Court’s decision ...

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IN RE: the ADOPTION OF N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97 by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing

Supreme Court of New Jersey.

IN RE: the ADOPTION OF N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97 by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing.

    Decided: March 10, 2015

Kevin D. Walsh argued the cause for movant Fair Share Housing Center (Mr. Walsh, attorney; Mr. Walsh, Adam M. Gordon, Peter J. O’Connor, and Laura S. Smith–Denker, on the brief). Geraldine Callahan, Deputy Attorney General, argued the cause for respondent New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (John J. Hoffman, Acting Attorney General of New Jersey, attorney). ...
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Action Alert March 5, 2015: Paid Sick Leave for All

Enactment of a statewide earned sick days law in New Jersey is an economic and moral imperative for all families in our state. It is for this reason that UULMNJ has partnered with Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. – a coalition of over 256 union, community, progressive, and faith organizations – and  is diligently working to ensure passage of this legislation.

Thanks to the unwavering resolve of our coalition partners, we were able to secure passage of landmark legislation ...

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NJ Opportunity to Compete Act Now in Effect!

From Al Stawsky, chair of the Criminal Justice Reform: Ending the New Jim Crow Task Force:

The fruits of stubborn activism can be real changes in how society works!​

The NJISJ announces the effective start of the Opportunity to Compete Act. (‘Ban the Box’).  This gives those (many) with any kind of prison record a new chance to get gainful employment.  This is a meaningful step forward but just a step.  This example of real results may serve to activate ...

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YUUR Voice in Trenton: Feb. 2015

If the winter doldrums have taken you hostage, UULMNJ has an antidote. Our First Annual MUUsic Festival, featuring choirs and musicians from seven congregations will be held Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM at the Morristown Fellowship.  This promises to be a one of a kind opportunity for fun. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/1yIC6Yz.

Mark Your Calendars:  Registration is now open for the Spring Plenary in Montclair on April 18.  Register at http://bit.ly/16hBBgl.  Stay up to ...

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