Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Reframing the language usedto describe affordable housing projects can enable communitymembers to think differently about the need for such projects, andhelp move development plans through the approval process, saypanelists who discussed the topic at the New JerseyFuture Redevelopment Conference last week here.

Achieving better results in community engagement will be evenmore essential in the wake of last week's court decisionreaffirming affordable housing targets in Princeton and WestWindsor, says Staci Berger, president and chiefexecutive officer, Housing and Community DevelopmentNetwork of New Jersey.

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