Survivors of domestic and sexual violence can break their lease early in some states

BY: - May 10, 2024

The pandemic lockdown prompted state lawmakers to help victims of assault who are struggling to move away from their alleged abusers.

Anxiety over squatters, fueled by TikTok, inspires a wave of legislation

BY: - April 26, 2024

Squatter horror stories have reached a fever pitch after a migrant on TikTok encouraged people to squat in homes across the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court appears to lean toward Oregon city in complex homelessness case

BY: - April 23, 2024

The case, about an Oregon town law that bans homeless people from sleeping outdoors, could have broad implications for local ordinances related to homelessness across the country.

Too many cubicles, too few homes spur incentives to convert offices to housing

BY: - April 17, 2024

Cities and suburbs around the country are struggling with vacant office space as remote work becomes an established post-pandemic reality.

Governor Murphy signs affordable housing overhaul into law

BY: - March 20, 2024

Gov. Phil Murphy's signature extends new legal protections to towns that meet affordable housing deadlines and ends a court-run system.

Affordable housing revamp lands on governor’s desk

BY: - March 19, 2024

The bill’s chief sponsor said the bill would ensure that the best parts of the state’s affordable housing system are set in statute.

When will housing affordability improve? Spoiler alert: It will take some time

BY: - February 19, 2024

Inflation is slowing and job growth has surged, but housing costs are still high, partly because of high demand, low inventory and mortgage rates.

New Jersey bill to revamp tax sale law is likely unconstitutional, experts say

BY: - February 16, 2024

New Jersey, like most other states, is seeking to revamp its tax sale system after a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that bars the taking of home equity.

Affordable housing overhaul gets Assembly OK, but journey not over

BY: - February 12, 2024

The Assembly approved in the bill in a party-line vote, but the legislation is likely to see more, possibly limited, changes.

Desperate for affordable housing, some cities sweeten tax breaks for developers

BY: - February 6, 2024

Last month, city council members in Fort Worth, Texas, decided developers that received massive tax breaks to build affordable housing would no longer be able to buy their way out of the obligation by paying a $200 annual fee in lieu of each unbuilt low-income unit. In Columbus, Ohio, leaders voted in December to expand […]

Assembly panel advances bill to revamp affordable housing in New Jersey

BY: - January 29, 2024

A bill to overhaul New Jersey's affordable housing system faces just a few more votes after it advanced in an Assembly committee Monday.

Affordable housing overhaul gets Senate panel’s OK

BY: - January 25, 2024

Amendments to the bill that could leave some municipalities with as little as one month to draft affordable housing plans draw concern.