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 (piazzanj.com/affordable-housing) 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
- 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)
- 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.
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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
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.