Relocation Assistance

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Displacing Agency
Where a town building inspector, acting within the scope of his official duties, inspects a property, observes violations and orders the property condemned, the inspector's actions are that of the township and the township becomes the displacing agency. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 351
Eligibility
Residents of a boarding home ordered vacated because of safety violations are eligible for relocation assistance. Decision: 2 N.J.A.R. 432
A request for relocation assistance was properly denied where an individual applied for assistance because his home had become uninhabitable due to fire and water damage; rules promulgated pursuant to the Relocation Assistance Act clearly indicate that persons displaced by fire are not eligible for relocation benefits. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 203
When an individual's rental occupancy is unlawful under a municipal ordinance, that individual is not a lawful occupant under N.J.SM. 5:11-1.2(a) and thus is not entitled to relocation assistance. Decision: 5 N.J.A.R. 291
Where a tenant's occupancy violates zoning regulations but is otherwise lawful, the tenant is a lawful occupant and is thus entitled to relocation assistance. Decision: 6 N.J.A.R. 058
Those evicted by landlords who have been cited under a Municipal Property Maintenance Code which prohibits overcrowding of apartments may qualify for relocation assistance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:31B-2, et seq. Decision: 10 N.J.A.R. 052
Purpose
The Relocation Assistance Law of 1967, N.J.S.A. 52:31B-01 et seq. and the Relocation Assistance Act, N.J.S.A. 20:04-01 were enacted to assist individuals displaced due to the activities of state and local governments. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 203