New Jersey sets aside $20 million to build new affordable housing units

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the plan in Elizabeth on Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2023, 10:38 PM

Updated 554 days ago

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The Murphy administration has pledged nearly $20 million for new affordable housing units across the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the plan in Elizabeth on Thursday. More than $4 million will go to 20 units in the city.
The plan will help create 79 affordable housing units statewide developed by community-based organizations.
The administration says that this is about providing equity.
“Housing is transformative in people’s lives. And be assured, that we are doing something that is furthering the Murphy-Oliver agenda of making New Jersey a more equitable place to live,” said Lt. Gov. Shelia Oliver.
The governor also signed a bill designed to streamline the way permits are issued for construction projects. That bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the state Legislature last month.


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