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How New Jersey’s new affordable housing law aims to ease the housing crisis.

by: Daniel C. Vock

Lindsey Bilka outside her newly purchased tract housing condo in the exurb of Montclair, N.J. Affordable housing attracts urban and suburban dwellers to the less dense populations of exurbs. DOUG JONES/PORTLAND PRESS HERALD VIA GETTY IMAGES

A new law in New Jersey mandates affordable housing targets for municipalities based on regional need, with legal consequences for non-compliance. The law aims to address the housing crisis, promote fair housing, and reduce segregation, but faces criticism for potential burdens on municipalities and overdevelopment.


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