Ethel R. Lawrence III is an award-winning affordable rental apartment housing complex situated in upscale Mount Laurel Township, NJ
About Ethel R. Lawrence III
Ethel R. Lawrence III, which features 36 spacious one- , two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, is part of a larger development that has long been recognized for setting the gold standard for affordable housing in New Jersey. The community features a diverse mix of amenities and features, including individual private entrances to each home. Since Ethel R. Lawrence Homes first opened, the development has been a beacon of hope for families that have been historically prevented by racial and economic discrimination from having the opportunity to live in a safe community with good jobs and a top-notch school system. The development's namesake, Ethel Lawrence, was the lead plaintiff in the widely publicized Mount Laurel I (1975) and Mount Laurel II (1983) cases, which stopped towns from shutting out the poor through exclusionary zoning. Peter J. O’Connor, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in that landmark case, founded Fair Share Housing Development in 1986 to implement the settlement agreement in the Mount Laurel litigation and began to develop a Master Plan for Ethel R. Lawrence Homes.
Located about 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III sits on 62 attractively landscaped acres in desirable Mount Laurel Township.