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Jersey City Together wins final authorization for $170 million in bonding for 95-acre Bayfront site

Rendering of future Bayfront site where as many as 2,800 affordable units could be created
A year and a half ago, Jersey City Together launched a campaign to change the way a 95-acre site would be developed so that it would include real affordable housing as part of it. On October, the Jersey City Council approved the final ordinance to authorize $170 million worth of municipal bonds for the site's purchase and for investing in its infrastructure. The city now hopes 35+ percent of the site's units can be affordable (potentially 2,800 units). The site was cleaned up after organizing & a lawsuit by a previous IAF-affiliate in Jersey City called the Interfaith Community Organization. 
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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 15:50