In the News

  • Education Center Focuses on College-Bound Teens

    As part of Fair Share Development’s continuing effort to enhance the lives of the families of Ethel Lawrence, the Homework Club is piloting a new college preparatory program called Mission: Excellence. The mission of our program is to promote higher education, degree attainment, improved parental involvement, and a culture of personal excellence among the students of Ethel Lawrence Homes.

    Published in FSHD on November 1st, 2017 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Education Center Expands Staff: New Apartments To Open Soon

    This October, FSHD began accepting applications for the 60 new apartments that will soon become available for rent at our award-winning development, Ethel R. Lawrence Homes (ERLH) and a nearby site in Mount Laurel now known as Robinson Estates. This exciting development has required FSHD to expand the staff at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center to accommodate additional children we expect will join the ERLH community. FSHD bid adieu to Steve Axberg, the popular former Education Director who is heading back to school.

    Published in FSHD on October 31st, 2017 | View PDF

  • Robinson Estates Brochure

    Click here to get more details about Robinson Estates, which consists of 24 homes.

    Published in FSHD on September 25th, 2017 | View PDF

  • Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III Brochure

    Click here to get more details about our Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III development, which offers 36 townhomes for rent.

    Published in FSHD on September 25th, 2017 | View PDF

  • Affordable Units for Seniors Planned for Mount Laurel

    A nonprofit developer has proposed 71 affordable units for senior citizens here. Fair Share Housing Development Inc., an affiliate of a housing advocacy nonprofit in Cherry Hill, seeks to build the complex at Ark Road and Hovtech Boulevard. The Mount Laurel planning board considered the proposal for Phase 1 of the project at its meeting on Thursday.

    Published in Courier-Post on April 18th, 2017 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Mount Laurel Writes ‘New Chapter’ in Long Affordable-Housing Saga

    “If you people can’t afford to live in our town,” Bill Haines told 60 black congregants of Jacob’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, “then you’ll just have to leave.” Stunned, but soon galvanized, the residents filed a lawsuit. Five years later, in its earthquake Mount Laurel I decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court declared the township’s exclusionary zoning practices unconstitutional. Every municipality must shoulder a “fair share” of its region’s housing supply for low- and middle-income households, the high court decreed, a principle enshrined as the “Mount Laurel Doctrine.” This week, the township that lent its name to that doctrine formally adopted its own 20-year “Mount Laurel” affordable-housing plan.

    Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on December 7th, 2016 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Holy Cross ’63 Alum Peter J. O’Connor Talks About His Lifelong Commitment to Fair Housing

    Civil Rights Advocate Peter J. O’Connor: Holy Cross Years Inspired His 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 in Holy Cross Magazine on April 28th, 2016 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Snapshot Summary of Northgate II Wellness Program

    A 2009 study by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers revealed “hot spots”— or geographic areas in the city with extensive use of these expensive medical services. Patients from just 6% of Camden’s city blocks accounted for 27% of all of the city’s emergency department (ED) visits and 37% of its ED costs.Northgate II, an affordable housing property in North Camden, was one of the city’s two primary hot spots, according to Brenner’s research. Dr. Brenner approached Fair Share Housing Development in 2011 to see if the organization would be interested in working with the Camden Coalition to reduce the extensive and unnecessary ED and hospital visits among Northgate II residents. Fair Share eagerly agreed.

    Published in LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services on November 20th, 2015 Northgate II | View PDF

  • Northgate II: Providing Services to Shrink a “Hotspot”

    This case study describes the evolution of the Northgate II housing community for older adults and adults with disabilities in Camden, NJ. The study details how the housing community evolved, the services and supports that are available to residents, how those services and supports are delivered, and the program’s perceived benefits and challenges.

    Published in LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services on November 20th, 2015 Northgate II | View PDF

  • Affordable Senior Housing Plus Services:  What’s the Value?

    The availability of an onsite service coordinator at federally subsidized senior housing properties reduced hospital admissions among residents by 18%, according to a new report from LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services.

    Published in LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services on November 20th, 2015 Northgate II | View PDF