In the News

  • Burlington County Median Income Chart 2019

    Burlington County Median Income Chart 2019

    Published in FSHD on January 1st, 2019 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Home Is Where the Heart Is

    At the local, state and national levels, Holy Cross alumni are fighting to create affordable housing for all. See story about Peter J. O’Connor of pages 49-51.

    Published in Holy Cross Magazine on October 23rd, 2018 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Longtime Affordable Housing Advocate Receives NJ “Hall of Fame” Award

    Peter J. O’Connor, part of the legal team that spearheaded the landmark Mount Laurel affordable housing case and a longtime advocate of fair housing rights, was named the first recipient of the Housing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Award. The award was presented on the eve of the Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, which takes place October 2-3 in at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

    Published in NJ Department of Community Affairs on October 1st, 2018 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • FSHD Seeks LEED Certification for ERLH III and Robinson Estates

    FSHD is pursuing LEED certification for its new properties in Mount Laurel: Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III and Robinson Estates. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable development.

    Published in FSHD News Alert on June 21st, 2018 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • Online Application Now Available For New Sharon Woods

    The waiting list for two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in our New Sharon Woods complex in Deptford Township is now open. Please download the application online, fill it out and return with all supporting documents on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The address is 100 Hillcrest Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080.

    Published in FSHD News Alert on February 14th, 2018 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peter J. O’Connor’s May 5 Speech at Berea College “Social Justice in a Changing World”

    Peter J. O’Connor spoke of “Social Justice in a Changing World” during remarks delivered at Berea College’s 141st commencement on May 5, 2013 in Kentucky. Founded in 1855, Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.

    Published in Berea College on May 8th, 2013 Fair Share Housing Development | View PDF