Preventing Evictions Prevents Negative Health Outcomes in Diverse Communities 

In Hudson County, New Jersey, a place known for its vibrant, racially diverse communities, the shadow of housing instability looms large, with at least 10,000 eviction filings each year. This staggering number not only disrupts lives but can also have profound psychological impacts, particularly on vulnerable populations such as pregnant African American women.   Listen to […]

The Waterfront Project, Inc.: Navigating the Housing Crisis in the Wake of the Pandemic 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on communities across the globe, exacerbating existing inequalities and unveiling new challenges. Among the most pressing issues is the housing affordability crisis, which has seen a dramatic escalation affecting both renters and homeowners alike. In Hudson County, New Jersey, and the broader Northern NJ area, The Waterfront […]

A Call to Action: Addressing the Rise in Eviction Rates Amidst Funding ChallengesAffordability and Rising Eviction Rates in N.J.

In a recent discussion with Steve Adubato, Staci Berger, President & CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, shed light on the escalating eviction rates in New Jersey and its profound impact on families, especially children. The conversation, which highlights the critical need for affordable housing and the dire consequences of eviction, […]

Navigating the Rising Tide of Evictions: The Critical Role of Free Legal Services and Housing Counseling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities are facing an unprecedented eviction crisis, with filings more than 50% higher than the pre-pandemic average. This alarming statistic, highlighted in a recent report by Princeton’s Eviction Lab, underscores a growing challenge that threatens the stability and well-being of countless families across the nation. The story […]

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Founded in 2013, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), is a nonprofit legal help center and HUD-certified counseling agency. WFP Staff Attorneys provide free civil legal representation, brief advice, and advocacy to Hudson County’s most vulnerable residents – the working poor, seniors, homeless, and those living with disabilities. Currently, WFP’s primary focus is pursuing creative legal […]

Navigating the Waters of Urban Development

A Legal Perspective on Waterfront Revitalization In the bustling cities of Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey, a legal storm is brewing that highlights the complex interplay between urban development, housing affordability, and the rights of tenants and landlords. The Waterfront Project (WFP) has watched closely as three of the nation’s largest landlords have initiated […]

Jersey City Black Business Market

The Waterfront Project (WFP), a beacon of hope and support for those at risk of homelessness in Hudson County, is thrilled to announce the Jersey City Black Business Market event. Inspired by a deep-seated commitment to community empowerment and economic resilience, this special gathering, taking place on February 23rd at ANDCO, seeks to celebrate and […]

The Waterfront Project Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson

As a leading non-profit organization dedicated to preventing homelessness and promoting affordable housing, The Waterfront Project is responding to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of the City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson. This case revisits critical legal precedents set by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit […]