Category Archives: Affordability

Defeating Racism In Princeton Means Supporting More Affordable Housing

Last week, hundreds of Princeton residents gathered in Palmer Square to protest a planned demonstration by a group with ties to white supremacy. The counter-protests showed, in the words of Mayor Liz Lempert, that “Hatred has no home in Princeton”. … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions for Princeton in 2019!

It’s time for our annual attempt to guess what will happen in Princeton in the coming year! How many of these predictions do you think are likely? Read on, and don’t forget to check the end, where we review how … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Heads Back To Court For Affordable Housing Mediation

A team of negotiators representing the town of Princeton is expected in court today amid ongoing discussions about how much affordable housing the town is required to build. Earlier this year, Princeton officials¬†announced a plan to build 1,259 homes to … Continue reading

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How Walkable Are West Windsor’s Proposed New Housing Developments?

Last month, West Windsor Township, NJ announced its proposed affordable housing settlement. The settlement explains how the town plans to provide its ‘fair share’ of affordable housing, as is required by state law. Every other town in Mercer County, with … Continue reading

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Can Princeton’s Housing Plan Deliver The Town’s “Fair Share” Of Affordable Homes? Six Reasons Why It Might Not…

After a lengthy court battle last year, a top Mercer County judge told the town of Princeton that it needs to build at least 753 new affordable homes by 2025. In response, the town has put together a housing plan, … Continue reading

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How ‘Filtering’ Affects Housing Affordability in New Jersey

On both coasts of the USA, high housing costs have become a major problem. Residents in states like California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts often have to pay a very high proportion of their income just to find a place … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Posts Slides About 2018 – 2025 Affordable Housing Plans

If you missed the Princeton Planning Board meeting last night, where the town announced the sites where it will build 753 units of new affordable housing, you can now see the slides yourself at the municipal website. The town has … Continue reading

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