50 Homes at Stake in Hoboken!
A message from the Hoboken Clergy Coalition, the Hoboken NAACP, In Jesus' Name Charities, the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, and HOPES Community Action Program:
Should developers of new apartments and condos in Hoboken be required to provide 10% affordable housing? That is the issue that a judge will decide at a hearing on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Superior Court in Jersey City.
You are invited to join the Hoboken Clergy Coalition, the Hoboken NAACP, In Jesus' Name Charities, the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, and HOPES Community Action Program in standing up for Hoboken's lower-income families. We are going to court to stand with Fair Share Housing Center, a Plaintiff in litigation against three Hoboken developers, to urge the court to require the developers to include 10% affordable housing. The developers are seeking to overturn the ordinance that requires them to provide 10% housing for lower-income families and individuals. The city is defending the ordinance and demanding the 50 affordable homes be provided.
Transportation is available. A bus arranged by the Hoboken Clergy Coalition will be leaving at 1 p.m. from The Jubilee Center at 601 Jackson Street in Hoboken. The bus will leave the courthouse at 3:30 p.m. to return to Hoboken. Also, the courthouse, located at 595 Newark Ave., Jersey City, is a short walk from the Journal Square PATH station.
Please call Rev. Geoff Curtiss from the Hoboken Clergy Coalition at 201-792-3563 or Gene Drayton from the Hoboken NAACP at 201-344-4843 with any questions.
Fair Share Housing Center, founded in 1975 is based in Cherry Hill. It is the only public interest organization devoted entirely to defending the housing rights of New Jersey's poor through implementing the Mount Laurel doctrine, which requires that each municipality provides its fair share of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income people.