Housing Justice in New Jersey

Start: Friday, April 29, 202210:00 AM

End: Friday, April 29, 202212:00 PM

This April marks fifty-four years since the passing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. And while across the country and here in New Jersey we have made significant strides in addressing housing discrimination, there is still more to be done to ensure that all individuals have equal access to safe, healthy, and affordable housing.

Housing is the cornerstone of health, well-being, and quality of life, yet too often public and private policies restrict access to housing for communities of color. In both the rental and for sale housing markets, people of color in New Jersey routinely have a more difficult time securing housing. It should be no surprise then that New Jersey is home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country—including the worst Black-white incarceration rate, the worst Black maternal morbidity rate, and one of the largest racial wealth gaps.

Last year, New Jersey passed one of the most sweeping housing discrimination reforms in the country—the Fair Chance in Housing Act—that protects individuals with criminal records from discrimination in the rental market. How do we build on that success? How can policymakers and advocates move New Jersey forward? What issues do we tackle first? How do we end housing discrimination in New Jersey?

Join us in person or watch live on Fair Share Housing Center's Facebook page.

Confirmed Participants Include:

  • Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver
  • Acting Attorney General Platkin
  • Assemblywoman Lopez
  • Latino Action Network Foundation
  • NAACP NJ State Conference
  • Homefront
  • Ironbound Community Corporation
  • NJ Organizing Project
  • RestoreHER