Moving Affordable Housing Forward in 2023

Moving Affordable Housing Forward in 2023 January 18th, 2022   By Esmé Devenney  It’s the start of a new year, and two months have passed since applications opened for the Affordable Housing Production Fund (“AHPF”). The AHPF is a new $305 million dollar funding stream created in the FY23 state budget intended to accelerate affordable […]

Paths to Eviction Reform in New Jersey

Paths to Eviction Reform in New Jersey December 7th, 2022   By Chris Romero  As housing prices continue to rise, the threat of eviction looms for thousands of New Jersey residents. As of February 2022, 393,000 households in New Jersey were considered delinquent on their rent, with a disproportionate number of households identifying as Hispanic […]

A History of the Mount Laurel Doctrine

A History of the Mount Laurel Doctrine  October 28th, 2022   By Martina Manicastri In 1975, Black and Latino community organizers in South Jersey won a landmark civil rights case against Mount Laurel Township that to this day, still constitutes one of the most progressive housing laws in the nation. As the rise of suburbia […]

Overburdened Communities Bear the Brunt of Environmental Injustice

Overburdened Communities Bear the Brunt of Environmental Injustice October 27th, 2022   By Ashley J. Lee Jackson, Mississippi is certainly not the first, nor will it be the last city to suffer the consequences of dangerous and unsafe water. However, it has reminded those who have forgotten about the lack of access to clean drinking […]

Invocation for Philadelphia City Council – June 9th, 2022

Invocation for Philadelphia City Council – June 9th, 2022 June 15th, 2022   By Rev. Eric Dobson In the spirit of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Compassion, let us pray. The conscious of Life, gods of many names, be in our hearts and minds as we come together today to pray for our Nation, State and […]

A Reflection on the Fair Housing Act

A Reflection on the Fair Housing Act April 20th, 2022 By Luke Hinrichs, Legal Fellow  In early August of 1966, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow demonstrators were confronted by a white mob of counter-protestors during a march to promote open housing in Marquette Park in Chicago. The counter-protestors grew increasingly violent—throwing rocks, […]

In Memoriam: Colandus “Kelly” Francis

In Memoriam: Colandus “Kelly” Francis April 1st, 2022 By Adam Gordon, Executive Director, Fair Share Housing Center  I’m very sad to share that FSHC’s Board Chair, Colandus “Kelly” Francis, passed away last Saturday.  Kelly was a civil rights giant who in so many ways was at the leading edge for decades of struggles for racial […]

Housing is a Feminist Issue

Housing is a Feminist Issue March 25th, 2022 By Yvette Chen, Planning & Policy Analyst  Urban planning and the design of our cities and suburbs have always perpetuated inequality by race, gender, ability, and class. Historically, marginalized groups, including women, have not been involved in shaping our built landscapes nor housing policies, though they are […]