FAIR SHARE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT INC
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Homeless & Housing
Location1 ETHEL LAWRENCE BLVDMOUNT LAUREL, NJ 08054 United States
The mission of Fair Share Housing Development (FSHD) is to promote economically and racially diverse communities throughout the tri-county region surrounding the City of Camden, New Jersey through the development of affordable housing with supportive services in an effort to improve the lives of moderate-income, low-income and very low-income families, the elderly and disabled and to reverse decades of decline and segregation in the City of Camden by providing Camden City residents with the choice to reside in affordable housing in high-opportunity communities with access to decent jobs, good schools, and a safe environment.
SHD was founded in 1986 by civil rights activists in response to the landmark Mount Laurel Doctrine, which prohibits towns from shutting out the poor through exclusionary zoning and requires each New Jersey municipality to plan, zone and take the necessary affirmative measures to provide realistic housing opportunities for its "fair share" of the regional need for affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income households, the elderly and disabled.
FSHD is the only provider of housing for very low-income families in high-opportunity suburban New Jersey towns, close to good jobs, top-notch schools, green open space and safe neighborhoods. The majority of our residents come to their new homes from urban areas plagued by generations of concentrated poverty, such as nearby Camden, so FSHD provides education and social services support to help with the transition.