Housing Research: Videos

General

The Affordable Housing Crisis (October 2015; 5 minutes): Access to high quality, workforce housing in neighborhoods of choice remains a critical challenge in many  U.S. communities. This is especially acute in high cost markets that need a greater supply of workforce housing near transit and employment centers. Ron Terwilliger, Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow, is featured saying that in his 45 years in the real estate markets, he has not seen the need for affordable housing to be more acute than right now.

 

Thomas Sowell: Affordable Housing Fallacies (June 2011): Professor Sowell explains the real world effects of affordable housing schemes.

New Jersey

Finding Affordable Housing Not Easy in New Jersey (July 2015): There are long waiting lists for people to get into affordable housing units in New Jersey and some say the rules for municipalities to provide such housing are unclear. Newark and Princeton (waiting list > 1000 people) are compared. (NJTV News; 5 minutes).

Q&A Podcast on NJ Affordable Housing (May 2015): Stark & Stark Shareholder Gary S. Forshner, Esq., breaks down the recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that stripped the Council on Affordable Housing from its oversight of municipal affordable housing obligations and explains what builders and developers should be doing now.

Affordable Housing in New Jersey (March 2015) : Former Governors Tom Kean and Jim Florio discuss their views on the failure of the Mt. Laurel rulings to provide low cost housing across the State (5 minutes).

NJ Supreme Court Takes Affordable Housing Control Away from COAH (March 2015): The New Jersey Supreme Court put decision-making about affordable housing back in the hands of trial judges instead of leaving it up to the Council on Affordable Housing.

Tiny House Movement Seen as a Way to Increase Affordable Housing (February 2015; 3 minutes): Standalone homes that are 200 to 300 square feet are on the rise. Some in New Jersey, including Sen. Ray Lesniak, think the move could help fight homelessness and increase the amount of available affordable housing.

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