Jul 28, 2014
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Hearing on Section 8 Housing Application Set for Tonight in Brick

Application for variance on agenda for a meeting tonight

Hearing on Section 8 Housing Application Set for Tonight in Brick
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.

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