A Constantly-Moving Target Part 2: Where SOMA’s Affordable Housing Is Headed

August 17, 2018

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Melissa Wood feels South Orange is shifting away from affordability and toward opulent apartments charging extravagant rents. She and fellow Academy Heights neighbors, who are “an ...

South Orange Village President Says Hub Realty Project Would Spur Investment and Local Business

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  This Monday, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum encouraged the Board of Trustees to advance Hub Realty’s South Orange and Vose project. The development set for the former Blockbuster site would include 99 market rate units and 11 affordable housing units, Collum said, which aligns with the avenue’s current scale and density. After three ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

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