NJ lawmakers pass bill to get more affordable housing near transit, grocery stores

  • Date: 02/12/2024

New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation they say would lead towns to take a more creative approach to solving the state’s shortage of low-income housing.

The state Assembly voted 51-28 on Monday to pass the latest version of a bill that makes sweeping changes to how New Jersey assigns and enforces towns’ requirements to build affordable housing. It includes a number of incentives to put lower-priced dwellings near key resources like grocery stores and transit centers.

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