Monday, October 1, 2012
Planning Board agreed to adjust condition of nearly decade-old approval.
Nineteen is better than nothing. That was the point being presented to the Planning Board Thursday night when the attorney for Atlantic Health System—the parent company of Morristown Medical Center—presented the board with a proposal that would see 19 already-built residences become affordable housing units. The compromise stems from approvals in 2004 and 2005 by the town which saw additions to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and the JCP&L parking garage. As part of those approvals, AHS would provide an affordable housing component in nearby Franklin Village, which the company owns. That affordable housing component of the approval would have gone toward the town's state requirements under its Council on Affordable Housing. However, as …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Housing advocate and municipalities try to prevent the state from taking their funds.
The battle between the Christie administration and the Fair Share Housing Center continues. This time, the two sides are going to court Friday over as much as $200 million in local affordable housing trust funds. So far, the Appellate Division of Superior Court has been kind to the Cherry Hill-based housing advocates, but this case could be a different story. To help balance the budget, Gov. Chris Christie recommended the state use the trust fund money. The administration appears to be within its legal right to do so, as the law creating the funds—and the developer fees that municipalities levy to subsidize them—specified municipalities had to “commit to spend” the money within four years. The clock strikes midnight on July 17. But as …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Pre-applications available for moderate income units in Morris Township.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Pre-applications are now available for moderate income units in Morris Township, for those who qualify. The press is below. The Housing Partnership, administrative agent for the for-sale income restricted units in the Township of Morris, has announced that they are accepting pre-applications for the interested parties pool for one and two bedroom moderate income “affordable” units in the Township of Morris. Taxes and condo fees are at a reduced rate for these units. A single person or a couple is eligible to apply for a one-bedroom; a single parent or couple with one or two children of the same sex may submit a pre-application for a twobedroom unit. Gross Household Income limits are as follows: 1 person - $31,296 to $50,072 2 persons - $35…