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Hearing on Section 8 Housing Application Set for Tonight in Brick

Application for variance on agenda for a meeting tonight

Brick Boulevard, near where a 120 unit housing complex is proposed. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick Boulevard, near where a 120 unit housing complex is proposed. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear an application by the owner of a proposed 120 unit housing complex on Brick Boulevard to modify its deed so Section 8 and affordable housing would be allowed there.

The complex is not yet built; the land is undeveloped.

An agenda for the Board of Adjustment meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the township municipal complex, shows the application by 135 Brick Boulevard LLC will be heard.

As Patch reported last week, the complex was originally intended to be a senior citizen development, but when a new owner – 135 Brick Boulevard LLC – bought the property from Greentree Investment Group in Dec. 2012, it sought permission to have the age restriction removed.

Now, the owner is requesting that the township "remove the prior condition of approval requiring the applicant to prepare and record a deed restriction that would prohibit the applicant from utilizing all or a portion of the units for affordable housing or Section 8 housing."

Section 8 housing is the colloquial term for a government program under which those who meet income requirements are eligible for a taxpayer-funded subsidy paid directly to a landlord in order to make housing more affordable.

The meeting is open to the public and will include a public comment period.

At Wednesday night's meeting, the board is also set to hear a number of smaller applications, such as a minor site plan for a lot on Route 88, and several residential home variances, primarily in the township's barrier island portion.
Jim Jupiter May 21, 2014 at 10:37 PM
is this on the same side as Stop and Shop or across Brick Blvd?
Jim Jupiter May 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM
also, politcians being bought and sold...who is surprised...
Jane Doh May 22, 2014 at 06:15 AM
Build more in Brick, more slums and empty stores are needed. When I first came to Brick in the 70s, this town was a countryside escape from the city. Homes were 1 or 2 on a block. Trees were the appeal. Soon they began building and building and building. What was once touted as one of the safest cities to live in has lost its appeal. Taxes are high and promises are bleak. With its current reputation, why would someone want to pay $1400 for a 1 bedroom flat? These apartments are going to be empty and eventually become section 8...its inevitable. MapleLeaf has been Section8 for many years. It has consistently gotten worse each year. Its at an all time low with the new management that has taken over. Looks like these residents will now have more options.
lisa May 22, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Hawks as well as other wildlife also make homes there. The land should be presreved.

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