The Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment is a statewide group of planning, environmental and housing organizations who recognize the interdependency of urban, suburban and rural communities. Identifying those areas in which environmental, planning and housing goals intersect, the Coalition – working with its members and other advocates from around the state – crafts multi-faceted solutions that would create a New Jersey with abundant open spaces, a clean environment, healthy cities, and reasonable housing opportunities for all its residents. By finding common ground on issues that affect every community in the state, the Coalition is building a unique partnership for a just and sustainable New Jersey.
CAHE raises concerns with S2583/A3680 NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 -Provides financial incentives for expansion or conversion of certain
redevelopment projects. Passed Senate Economic Growth Committee 3/11 Referred to Senate Budget & Appropriations Committe – Passed Assembly Commerce & Economic Development Committee 3/13 See comments here.
CAHE SUPPORTS A3761/S2608 which expands upon the existing provisions of the MLUL that authorize cluster development and clarify a provision of law that authorizes a related planning tool, lot-size averaging. Passed Senate and Assembly Committees. Posted for a vote in the Assembly on Monday, April 29th. The legislation can be found here.
CAHE is now a member of TogetherNorthJersey, a consortium of partners undertaking a regional planning initiative to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development in the 13-county North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority region of New Jersey.
The State Planning Commission postponed adoption of State Strategic Plan to date TBD. The plan can be found here.
CAHE has reviewed the Final State Strategic Plan released Friday November 9th and has offered a number of comments to the State Planning Commission, shown here. Additional comments relative to adequate water supply were submitted on 1.14.13, shown here.
COAH is meeting Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30 AM at HMFA, 637 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ
May 14, 2013 and May 15, 2013 – Invitation to Kick-off Meetings –
May 14, 2013 – American Red Cross Office, 1540 West Park Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ
May 15, 2013 – American Red Cross Office, 209 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, NJ
May 15, 2013 - 9:00 am. to 12:30 pm – Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ – Municipal Preservation Projects; Past and Future Continuing the success of Municipal Preservation – sponsored by NJSLOM – Register here
May 15, 2013 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Ocean County College Arts and Community Center Auditorium, 1 College Dr, Toms River, NJ – Gulf to Shore: Disaster, Recovery and Rebuilding Lessons Learned from the Gulf Coast – Sponsored by Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve-Rutgers University – Register here.
May 22, 2013 – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm – Cook Campus Center on the Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus - Climate Change Preparedness in New Jersey: Leading Practices and Policy Priorities – Sponsored by The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance – Register here.
|On the Watch List
S2583/A3680 NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 -Provides financial incentives for expansion or conversion of certain
S583/A1648 – Land Banks Bill – Allows municipalities to designate redevelopment entities and certain non-profits to act as land banks. Passed Assembly, Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
A3761/S2608 – Clarifies authorization for cluster developments under MLUL – Passed Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, Passed Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee - Posted for a vote in the Assembly on Monday, April 29th
S2245/A3206 – Expands neighborhood revitalization State tax credit to include gross income taxpayers; increases annual total amount of tax credits allowable from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000. Passed both houses. Conditionally vetoed by Governor. 3/21/2013 Passed by the Assembly 4/15/2013 Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading – Concur. w/Gov’s Recom.