New Jersey Revised Statutes § 55:14k-73 - Findings, Declarations Relative To Cooperative Housing For Certain Purchasers

55:14K-73. Findings, declarations relative to cooperative housing for certain purchasers
2.The Legislature finds and declares that:

a.New Jersey has the second largest population of senior residents in the country and many persons with disability and each decennial census reveals a significant increase in this population;

b.Given the relatively onerous property tax burden within this State, the high cost of living, and increasing medical costs, many seniors and persons with disability on fixed incomes find it increasingly difficult to maintain a decent standard of living;

c.Cooperative housing arrangements, in which seniors or disabled persons share accommodations with others, whether as homeowners or renters, providing the opportunity for social interaction, housekeeping assistance, and other prerequisites of daily living, allow for the pooling of the cost of owning and maintaining or renting a residence while at the same time affording residents the privacy they desire and deserve;

d.In addition, given the astronomical costs of health care and nursing home care, this arrangement may prove to be a viable option for many seniors and persons with disability who do not have the financial or other resources necessary to remain economically independent and enjoy a high qualify of life; and

e.Accordingly, it is the purpose of this act to foster the creation of affordable housing arrangements for low and moderate income seniors and persons with disability by establishing a program to aid qualified housing sponsors in developing affordable cooperative housing for occupancy by seniors and persons with disability of limited economic means who will share certain responsibilities and costs for property maintenance and other necessities as may be agreed to.


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