General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609.896.0412
Emergencies: Dial 911
2207 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township,

Office Hours M - F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Affordable Housing

Lawrence Township has been a leader among municipalities in the State of New Jersey in meeting (and exceeding) our affordable housing obligations under the law.  To that end, we have retained Piazza & Associates ( to assist us with the administrating, monitoring and compliance of our affordable housing program.  Piazza & Associates helps connect qualifying persons with low-income and moderate-income homes for sale and rent.

Municipal Manager, Kevin P. Nerwinski, Esq., is the Director of Affordable Housing for the Township of Lawrence.

A copy of the Lawrence Township. Affordable Housing Plan can be found here.

Board Members & Liaisons

Current Members:

  • Kevin P. Nerwinski, Esq.  Director
  • Peter Ferone, Vice Chair (Through 12/31/23)
  • Mary McKillip (Through 12/31/23)
  • Murali Mallampti (Through 12/31/25)
  • Denis Michel (Through 12/31/25)
  • Craig Schultz (Through 12/31/23)
  • Joyce Scott, Alternate (Through 12/31/25)
  • Keva Stewart, Alternate (Through 12/31/25)
  • Kevin Van Hise, Chair (Through 12/31/23)
  • Jean D. Washington (Through 12/31/25)

Current Liaisons:

  • Councilman Christopher Bobbitt, Township Council Liaison
  • TBD, Township Staff Liaison

Assistant to the Director:

Click here to access the  Affordable Housing Agendas and Minutes Archives.


The Consumer Price Index with the percentage of the rent increase. 


On July 21, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am  a Fairness and Compliance Hearing will be conducted on the Second Amendment to Fair Share Housing Agreement - June 15, 2021. For details on the virtual courtroom see the attached.

Affordable Court Order - DOCKET NO.: MER-L-1538-15 - June 4, 2021

Notice: Fairness Conditional Compliance Hearing - May 21, 2021

First Amendment to Fair Share Housing Center - April 20, 2021

Developers Agreement - February 9, 2021

First Amendment to Developers Agreement -  February 9, 2021

Fair Share Plan

Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, dated June 15, 2018

First Amendment to the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, dated July 16, 2020

Second Amendment to the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, dated November 2, 2020

Third Amendment to the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, dated July 19, 2021

Other Resources

Income Limits for Rehab Program.pdf

Lawrence Township Rent Control Ordinance

Rent Control Hearing Application - Tenant Complaint Fillable Form.pdf

Rental Properties under the Rent Control Ordinance.pdf

State of New Jersey Affordable Housing

Mercer County Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing FAQs

Maximum Rent Increase (via CPI) 9/2022-9/2023

Generally, the Board meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the Community Development Conference Room in the Municipal Building.