Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Jersey Renters Getting Short Shrift After Sandy?

Housing advocates address funding gap in post-hurricane aid for displaced tenants

New Jersey renters affected by Hurricane Sandy are faring far worse than their homeowner counterparts.

That’s the conclusion of a report released yesterday by the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC), a public interest organization devoted to protecting the housing rights of the state’s poor.

Citing an already prohibitive vacancy rate and accusing Governor Chris Christie’s administration of “exclud(ing) many low-income renters from rebuilding” by allocating fewer federal dollars to renters than to homeowners, the organization warns that the market and the governor’s policies could force renters to permanently move out of their communities or even leave the state.

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