Megan McCue2024-02-12T20:03:27-05:00February 12th, 2024|Comments Off on Examining Low-Income Community Solar Program and Energy Justice in New Jersey: An AI-Based Crowdsourcing Study
By Yao Sun, Ph.D., Avanish Kulkarni, & Sania Murtuza.
As the global emphasis on sustainability grows everyday— it is crucial to assess different alternatives for energy that does not require the burning of fossil fuels and nonrenewable energies in general [...]
Megan McCue2023-10-23T10:59:34-04:00October 23rd, 2023|Comments Off on Examining Low-Income Community Solar Program and Energy Justice in New Jersey: An AI-based Crowdsourcing Study
By Yao Sun.
The 2019 New Jersey Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050 mentioned that the state’s Clean Energy Act commitments include, “Developing a community solar program that allows more state residents to benefit from solar energy [...]
Megan McCue2023-10-02T09:38:52-04:00October 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on New Jersey Ranks First in Income, but Housing Costs Take a Hefty Share Especially for those with Lower Incomes
By William Irving.
Data released earlier this month from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey show that New Jersey now tops the list of states with the highest incomes in the country [...]
Megan McCue2023-01-17T09:43:35-05:00January 17th, 2023|Comments Off on Property Tax Rates and Quality of K-12 Education in New Jersey Communities
by James Barnett New Jersey is consistent in featuring at the top of the ranks for two different variables: effective real estate property tax rates and quality of K-12 education services. These, unsurprisingly to most [...]
Megan McCue2023-01-09T08:09:08-05:00January 9th, 2023|Comments Off on Introducing the New Jersey MOD IV Historical Database
By Marc Pfeiffer and Lucas Marxen The NJ MOD IV Historical Database is an online, searchable database of New Jersey MOD IV parcel information data sets from 1989 to 2022. Providing land parcel and property [...]
Megan McCue2022-11-30T14:45:30-05:00November 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Heat or Eat? The Low-Income Home Energy Distribution Program (LIHEAP) and Its Implications for New Jersey
By Josephine O'Grady.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) is a federal block grant program that assists low-income families with the cost of paying their utility bills in areas including extreme heat and cold, household revisions to improve energy efficiency [...]
Megan McCue2023-08-07T12:17:22-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on Report Release: Equitable Property Acquisitions to Enhance Climate Resilience
With support from the New Jersey State Policy Lab, the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center Climate Corps conducted research to better understand how flood buyback and managed retreat programs [...]
Tamara Swedberg2023-09-19T13:59:52-04:00September 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Report Release: Does the Decision to Allow Local Cannabis-Related Businesses Impact Home Sale Prices?
By Michael S. Hayes, Associate Professor, Rutgers University-Camden and Prakash Kandel, Ph.D. Student, Rutgers University-Camden. During the 2020 general election, New Jersey voters approved a ballot question to amend the state constitution to allow residents [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:45:32-04:00July 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Housing Affordability in New Jersey, 2010-2020
by Maia de la Calle. Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) Housing affordability and ownership accessibility The main expense incurred by New Jersey’s residents is shelter or housing. As of 2019, New Jersey ranked third in [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:32:57-04:00May 26th, 2022|Comments Off on The Revival of Urban Enterprise Zones in New Jersey
By Adam Scavette Last summer, then acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation to devote $42.5 million toward restoring the state’s Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ) to full operation for fiscal year 2022. In this [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:27:56-04:00March 31st, 2022|Comments Off on New Jersey’s Single-Family Housing Markets by County 2021
Naheed Azhar and Michael L. Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) As the count of listings and asking prices flattened,[i] realtors and creditors predicted a rise in foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies as people were laid [...]
Tamara Swedberg2023-09-19T12:12:48-04:00February 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Report Release: The New Jersey Housing Crisis in a COVID Era
By Katharine Nelson.
Affordable housing is increasingly scarce within the United States, and COVID-19 has dramatically exacerbated the simmering crisis in affordable housing. In New Jersey, the risk of eviction is greater than across the country [...]
Tamara Swedberg2023-08-07T12:01:59-04:00February 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Our First Report: Encouraging Activation of Vacant Commercial Properties
The New Jersey State Policy Lab is publishing our first report, Vacant Commercial Property in New Jersey: Causes and Solutions, written by Michael Hayes and Pengju Zhang.
The economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in vacant [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:18:28-04:00January 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Has New Jersey’s Housing Market Peaked? A New Year’s Assessment
By Michael L. Lahr, Director of Rutgers Economic Research Service (R/ECON™) What is the status of New Jersey housing markets? The bottom line has been more or less the same since June 2020: double-digit price [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:17:01-04:00January 11th, 2022|Comments Off on A Primer on Housing Markets with a Bird’s Eye View on New Jersey’s
By Michael L. Lahr, R/ECON™ Housing markets are not just geographically separated, they are socially stratified too (in combination the two generate what is termed, “housing market segmentation”). Properties in a region can differ radically [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:16:44-04:00January 6th, 2022|Comments Off on Vacant Commercial Property in New Jersey: Causes and Solutions
Michael S. Hayes and Pengju Zhang The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in investment decisions throughout the economy. For example, the growth in virtual work and e-commerce has likely negatively impacted the demand for some [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:08:33-04:00November 5th, 2021|Comments Off on The New Jersey Housing Crisis in a COVID Era – Project Update
Samantha Roth Samantha Roth is a Master of Public Administration Student at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark. She is a research assistant with support from the New Jersey Policy Lab [...]
Tamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:04:29-04:00October 7th, 2021|Comments Off on The NJ Housing Crisis in a COVID-Era: Mapping Strategic Processes
Kyle Farmbry Among the many challenges brought by COVID-19, the pandemic is exposing the vast scope of our housing affordability crisis. This crisis has been brewing for some time, and policy responses such as moratoria [...]