News Updates

  • Peter J. O’Connor’s Lifelong Commitment to Fair Housing

    Civil rights advocate Peter J. O’Connor says his Holy Cross years inspired a lifelong crusade for social justice. “My whole commitment to the implementation of moral values came from my time at Holy Cross,” Peter O’Connor told Katharine Whittemore in the latest issue of Holy Cross Magazine. “There was such a spirit of camaraderie there.”

    Published on April 28th, 2016 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Mayor Redd To Join Camden Seniors and Disabled on “Walk for Wellness”

    Mayor Dana Redd has agreed to cheer on senior and disabled Camden residents who are taking charge of their health as part of a “Walk for Wellness” event sponsored by Fair Share Northgate II on June 14, 2013. “We are thrilled that Mayor Redd will be here to acknowledge and promote the importance of health and wellness among our senior and disabled residents,” said NGII Director of Social Services Marilyn Mock. “Health disparities among urban minority populations are a serious issue not just in Camden but across the country. Our Northgate II residents have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving their health by participating in various wellness activities.”

    Published on June 7th, 2013 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • FSHD Executive Director Peter J. O’Connor Gives Commencement Address at Berea College

    What inspires someone to begin the fight for social justice? It’s the values we learn “in the home,” longtime civil rights activist Peter J. O’Connor told the graduating class at Berea College’s 141st commencement in Kentucky on May 5. “How we are going to live our lives and treat others starts with the values we are taught by our parents.”

    Published on May 8th, 2013 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • New Princeton University Study Says Fears About Affordable Housing in Suburbs Are “Unfounded”

    Is there any basis to the fears that typically lead suburban residents to oppose the construction of affordable housing projects in middle-class communities: namely, that such housing leads to increased crime, deteriorating property values, higher taxes, stressed schools and more traffic? These are the questions investigated by Princeton University Professor Douglas Massey during a two-year-long study of FSHD’s flagship development, Ethel R. Lawrence Homes (ERLH), an attractive townhome-style development in Mount Laurel, NJ, a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia, PA.

    Published on May 7th, 2012 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »