Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing Team works in partnership with housing administrator to enable the development of affordable housing in the Borough. In Roseland, we try to provide more affordable housing in two ways – through our Planning Policy and through the provision of Government grants.

Meetings: 6:00pm - Borough Hall

Meeting Dates: (Click on the date for minutes)
Responsibilities: Working with the housing administrator to review and select qualified applicants for the sale of affordable units.

Structure: 7 Members - 3 Year Terms after initial staggered - Appointment Mayor/Council Confirmation, Chairman Mayor/Council Confirmation, Other Officers Board Appointed.
Peter Smith Council Liaison   2018
William Tedesco Chairman   12/31/2018
Gloria Chamberlin Secretary   12/31/2018
John Matheis Liaison  

What is Affordable Housing? Affordable housing is a term used to describe dwelling units whose total housing costs are deemed "affordable" to those that have a median income. The Borough of Roseland focuses on the affordability of owner-occupied and private rental housing as social housing is a specialized tenure. Affordable housing in Roseland was available at the Eagle Rock and Roseland Green town house projects.

In the United States and Canada, a commonly accepted guideline for housing affordability is a housing cost that does not exceed 30% of a household's gross income. Housing costs considered in this guideline generally include taxes and insurance for owners, and usually include utility costs. When the monthly carrying costs of a home exceed 30–35% of household income, then the housing is considered unaffordable for that household.