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Affordable Housing Update

Fair Share Housing Center asks Supreme Court to End Christie Administration’s Delays of Fair Housing (EJ)

On Friday, October 31, 2014, Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) filed a Motion to Enforce Litigants’ Rights at the New Jersey Supreme Court in response to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH)’s failure earlier this month to adopt new rules to implement the New Jersey Fair Housing Act. The motion, which is available here, asks the Court to find that ...

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COAH Rejects Christie Administration Rule Proposal

The Council on Affordable Housing last week rejected rules proposed by the Christie Administration to guide municipalities in meeting their affordable housing obligations. The proposed rules were criticized on the grounds that they would lead to thousands fewer affordable homes. Lorraine Wearly, chair of the UULMNJ Economic Justice Task Force testified in opposition to the proposed rules. Kudos to the work of Fair Share Housing and HCDNNJ.

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Action Alert June 20, 2014: Call the Governor

As we enter into the last week of this NJ Legislature Session,  your voice is needed to move some things along:

Call the Governor’s office, (609) 777-2500 and ask him to sign two pieces of legislation:

  • Reducing ammunition magazine rounds to from 15 to 10 rounds,  and
  • Sign the tax lien bill, a priority of our Anti-Poverty Network coalition.  The bill does the following:
  1. Helps towns generate revenue when the tax liens are redeemed by the current owners. Fines and interest will be collected by ...
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Action Alert May 11, 2014: Protect the Realty Transfer Tax

The UULMNJ and the Economic Justice Task Force need your help to ensure that the Realty Transfer Tax is protected.

As UU’s we believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. That is why the Economic Justice Task Force and the UULMNJ stand with other nonprofits and faith-based groups to advocate for affordable housing, and therefore opposing the repeal of the Realty Transfer Tax.

Background on the Realty Transfer Tax from The Housing Community Development Network of NJ:

  •  Realty transfer fees ...
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Action Alert April 22, 2014: Sandy Bill of Rights

The Fair Share Housing Center needs our help to encourage Governor Christie to sign the Sandy Bill of Rights into law.  Please join them in this important step toward ensuring that New Jerseyans affected by Superstorm Sandy do not face unnecessary obstacles on the road to recovery.

On March 27, the New Jersey State Legislature reached bipartisan agreement, and the Sandy Bill of Rights passed unanimously in both houses.  This significant legislation bestows the following rights on New Jerseyans applying for ...

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Budget Time: Time for Economic Justice

Budget Time is an excellent time to visit your NJ legislators to advocate for Economic Justice.  The Anti-Poverty Network, of which UULMNJ is a member, has an excellent white paper , with talking points about Housing, Hunger and Economic Empowerment.

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has organized a Federal Lobby Day for April 30th 12:00 pm to 4:00pm in Washington D.C.  They will make the appropriate appointments for you.  You can register at Continue Reading →

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Sandy Aid Action Alert Update February 18, 2014

Last week we sent you an email with information about New Jersey public hearings regarding the allocation of the next round of Sandy Relief Aid ($1.46 billion).  If you were unable to make it to the first two hearings, there’s good news: due to inclement weather, the third hearing (originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13) has been rescheduled.

Date: Friday, February 21 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Place:  Brookdale Community College, Robert J. Collins Arena and Recreation & Events Center, 65 ...

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