Secaucus Housing

From the Jersey Journal:

Secaucus balks at more affordable housing

Hundreds or even thousands of housing units priced for low- and moderate-income families should be built in Secaucus, according to an affordable housing advocacy group.

The Fair Share Housing Center of Cherry Hill contends municipal boundaries don’t apply when it comes to development in the Meadowlands District – and that Secaucus has enough vacant land so that it could “accept a substantial percentage” of the affordable housing it says will be required by the Xanadu project.

“All of the land within the Meadowlands District is required to be considered for the purpose of the development of affordable housing. It does not appear that this has been done,” wrote the advocacy group’s associate director, Kevin D. Walsh, in a formal complaint.

Because other towns in the Meadowlands District don’t have as much vacant land, Walsh wrote, Secaucus could pick up those obligations.

But Bill Snyder, executive director of the Secaucus Housing Authority and administrator of the Secaucus Affordable Housing Board, doesn’t agree.

“We are the only community in the Meadowlands who has developed anything for affordable housing – it’s not fair,” he said.

“The constitutional obligation should rest with each municipality. East Rutherford should take responsibility for East Rutherford and Secaucus should take responsibility for Secaucus,” Snyder said.

Affordable housing already built in Secaucus includes 12 condominiums at Riverside Court, 20 low-income rental apartments at Patriot Commons and 75 senior citizens’ rental units in Kroll Heights, Snyder said.

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3 Responses to Secaucus Housing

  1. Anonymous says:

    How about they just get rid of the meadowlands completely? After all, vacant land has no benefit to humans.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Secaucus used to house pigs.
    Now it is home to ex Dem politicians caught with their snout in the trough.

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