After months of discussion and modifications, a compromise that will lessen the financial impact of controversial mobile vendor fees appears to have been reached.
The state has opened a lottery program to aid tenants that have been impacted by the coronavirus and those interested have two weeks to enroll.
The state’s Assembly approved a bill that could give emergency rental assistance to tenants financially impacted by the coronavirus, which will now head to Governor Murphy’s desk.
A non-profit made up of local property owners are challenging two ordinances halting rent increases and tenant evictions amid COVID-19, claiming the new laws violate their civil rights.
The council’s recently passed ordinance outlaws rent increases through at least August at many properties that have four apartments or less and at all rent-controlled units.
A new Executive Order lets renters put funds being held as security deposits towards paying rent as state officials continue to weigh a separate $100 million rent relief bill.
New Jersey’s State Senate has advanced legislation that would set aside $100 million for tenants that are struggling to pay their rents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jersey Digs has learned that a former official with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged conspiracy involving the Orange Public Library. In part, Franklyn Ore allegedly used money that was supposed to serve low-income families on “entertainment and restaurants.”
Newark filed a lawsuit saying that New York City is violating interstate commerce rules by coercing families to sign leases for illegal and uninhabitable apartments.
Regardless if you are in favor or against short-term rentals, be informed before you vote, because neither the short-term rentals platforms nor the hotel industry have your best interest in mind.