Category Archives: Affordability

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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Princeton NJ To Add 1,259 New Homes For Fair Housing Plan

Note: This blog was written live at the Princeton Planning Board on the evening of Thursday, May 17 as the town’s new affordable housing plan was revealed. Start from the bottom and scroll up! There is an image at the … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Secretly Planning For 3,000+ New Homes

Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson ruled last month that Princeton has added far too few affordable homes. To meet state affordable housing requirements, Princeton Council is now secretly developing plans for around 3,000 new homes, a radical increase in development … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Uses Picture of Abandoned Icelandic Village for Affordable Housing Department Webpage

The Town of Princeton recently launched a new municipal webpage. Interestingly, the Affordable Housing Department page features a picture of an abandoned village next to a remote, subarctic mountain range. It’s not clear what this has to do with affordable … Continue reading

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