N.J. senators announce funding to investigate and enforce fair housing laws

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced funding today to investigate and enforce fair housing laws in New Jersey.  

The senators announced that New Jersey has been awarded $325,000 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development  to address discriminatory housing practices in New Jersey.

The resources will finance the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey’s efforts to investigate and enforce alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act in northern New Jersey.

“Discrimination has no place, particularly when it comes to something as basic and essential as housing,” Menendez said in a release.

Every New Jerseyan deserves a fair chance at quality housing,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.  “Discrimination must not be tolerated, and this funding will help prevent New Jerseyans from becoming victims while they search for a home.” 

N.J. senators announce funding to investigate and enforce fair housing laws