WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]

County wins national award for affordable housing redevelopment

NEWARK, NJ — The National Association of County Community and Economic Development recently presented Essex County with its Award of Excellence in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The recognition was for the redevelopment of the old Newark Post Office at 999 Broad St. into a housing complex with affordable units and units for people with HIV/AIDS. […]

Maplewood provides home improvement funds

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Affordable Housing Program assists homeowners in the township with eligible repairs or replacement of major systems including roof, electrical safety upgrades, heating, plumbing, sanitary plumbing, weatherization and/or structural repairs. Assistance is provided in the form of a 10-year, interest-free, forgivable loan up to $20,000 per dwelling unit. There is no […]

County unveils program to help residents in need pay their bills

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Action is now administering two new programs to provide temporary utility assistance for eligible low- to moderate-income households. “When families experience unemployment or medical issues, it may become difficult to make ends meet. If you have an unpaid gas or electric bill or are being […]

Township to subsidize affordable housing

West Orange TC commits to putting up $3 million for 40 affordable units at Harvard Press site

Township to subsidize affordable housing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved two resolutions endorsing amendments to the township’s affordable housing spending plan and Fair Share Housing Center plan at its April 25 meeting, allowing West Orange to put up $3 million toward subsidizing 40 affordable housing units in the 100-unit residential building that will be […]

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

Council discusses affordable housing needs in West Orange

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is currently in mediation with Fair Share Housing Center and Garden Homes in an attempt to reach settlements on two issues related to affordable housing — the exact number of units West Orange will be obligated to construct and how many of those units will come from Garden Homes’ […]

Maplewood offers help for home repairs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The mayor and Township Committee invite you to apply for Maplewood’s Affordable Housing Program, under which you can receive up to $20,000 for repairs. Eligible uses of funds include roofs and foundations, heating and electrical, windows and insulation, and plumbing. If you live in Maplewood, own your home and your total gross […]

Apply for affordable housing in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The recently completed Avalon Maplewood redevelopment project at the corner of Springfield and Boyden avenues has six affordable rental units set aside. Units are expected to be ready for occupancy in late summer 2017. No additional information, including sizes, rents or schedule, is available at this time. There is an existing waiting […]

Grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II provides affordable rental opportunities

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta recently joined officials from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Newark, and the Newark Housing Authority on Wednesday, March 16, to celebrate the grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II, an affordable housing complex […]