Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mobile Home Units Parked at a Great Adventure Lot Await FEMA Decision on Placement
Manufactured mobile homes, many of them three-bedroom units, will be placed at commercial mobile home parks at the Jersey Shore to aid families who have been forced out of their homes from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is looking for appropriate parks to place them. "By law, they cannot be placed in high-risk flood zones," said FEMA Public Information Officer Chris McKniff. "These units will provide long-term, temporary housing where families can live for up to 18 months," said McKniff.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
American Properties at Middletown of Iselin will present their project "Heritage at Middletown."
A public hearing is scheduled tonight for a proposed housing project to be situated on 31 acres adjacent to Route 35 South, on both sides of Taylor Lane in Middletown. A portion of the heavily wooded parcel is zoned for multi-family housing. Most of the land is in Middletown, and some of it is in Holmdel Township. The property is owned by Harry Swartz, M.D. and Renee Swartz of Rumson and Joseph Becker, with a postal address in New York. According to documents at the Middletown Planning Office, the proposed use of the land is for 196 market-rate multifamily "stackable townhomes" and 49 affordable multifamily "flat" units, along with a 3,600 square foot clubhouse and a pool for the community. The 196 market rate townhomes are envisioned…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Economists and analysts see signs of slow recovery, but warn that New Jersey is not well positioned for longer-term growth.
Analysts, developers, and academicians all saw hopeful signs, however faint, for New Jersey’s economy and housing market, but told a state conference in Atlantic City that the highly suburbanized state is poorly adjusted for longer-term changes. Attendees at the Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development heard a sprinkling of numbers that should bring comfort -- although not joy -- to Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama. Building permits are up 3,000 from last year’s pace, and could hit 15,000, the best figure since before the Great Recession, said Tim Touhey, chief executive officer of the New Jersey Builder’s Association. But he described “20,000 and more” as “a healthy market for New Jersey.” The 33,000 private…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Applications will be accepted for township Community Development Program grants of up to $25,000.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
If you have dire household repairs and can't seem to nail down the funds make the fixes, the Middletown Community Development Program may have a way to hammer them home. If you are a Middletown homeowner, you may be eligible for home rehabilitation grant assistance from the township's Community Development Program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Abating code violations in homes is a priority with these types of grants, as are other structural and system flaws deemed dangerous, such as bad roofs, plumbing, windows and electric. All situations must first be assessed and applications need to be processed for eligibility. So, the Community Development representatives will holding an …