Category Archives: Affordability

Why I Don’t Live In Trenton

The short answer is “white privilege”. I can afford Princeton, and Princeton is pretty awesome. But as an urbanist, I actually *want* to live in Trenton. It’s affordable, diverse, has a real sense of character and history, and great transit … Continue reading

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NJ NAACP President: Town Of Princeton “Walking Away” From Commitment To Fair Housing

The President of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has criticized the Governing Body of the town of Princeton for their current legal action on affordable housing allocations. In a statement … Continue reading

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Inside The Town Of Princeton’s Affordable Housing Trial

One way to mark African American History Month, which began yesterday, is to attend the Fair Housing trial that is currently taking place at Mercer Superior Court in Trenton. The trial features attorneys representing five suburban Mercer County Towns (including … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Criticizes ‘Fair Share Housing Center’ As Affordable Housing Trial Continues

Princeton Council members expressed anger and frustration at their regular meeting Monday night after being presented with a 200-signature petition urging a compromise in their ongoing affordable housing litigation. In front of a packed town hall, several Council members publicly … Continue reading

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Princeton Community Housing Board President: Town Should End Legal Opposition To Affordable Housing

Rich Gittleman, the President of the Board of Trustees at Princeton Community Housing, has addressed a letter to Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and the members of Princeton Council, urging an end to the town’s current legal fight over affordable housing. … Continue reading

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Princeton Forms Alliance With Mercer County Towns To Fight Affordable Housing Obligations

Princeton has teamed up with four other municipalities from Mercer County in a bid to reduce the amount of state-mandated affordable housing that must be built in town. The town has entered a syndicate, called the ‘Mercer County Municipal Group’ (MCMG), with Hopewell … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Fight To Build Less Affordable Housing Moves To Court Starting Jan 9

Many people are concerned that the shortage of affordable housing Princeton threatens the diversity of the town, and makes it hard for young adults and seniors to stay in town. The town, however, is currently waging two different legal battles to … Continue reading

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