The only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of specific anti-discrimination laws. Office in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Primary geographic focus: New Jersey
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: FSHC
Tags: Housing: Foreclosure, Housing: Homelessness, Housing: Landlord-Tenant
Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC), founded in 1975, is the only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, the landmark decision that prohibits economic discrimination through exclusionary zoning and requires all towns to provide their “fair share” of their region’s need for affordable housing. The mission of FSHC is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities. FSHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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