Princeton has a long history of promoting integration and inclusion through progressive fair housing laws. That’s why it’s disappointing that the town’s elected officials are currently fighting housing advocates who are seeking to come to a fair resolution that expands opportunities in one of New Jersey’s most treasured communities.
While they say they want to negotiate in good faith, they are relying on experts who are arguing in an ongoing trial that half-million-dollar McMansions should be considered “affordable.”
It’s time for Princeton to sit down and negotiate in good faith with advocates to reach a solution that expands opportunities for African-American and Latino families in Central Jersey.
Richard T. Smith
Mr. Smith is the president of the NAACP New Jersey State Conference.