Municipal Assistance Program
A NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ASSISTANCE
The Need for Pristine Sustainable Affordable Homes, Inc.
Municipalities in New Jersey must build thousands of Affordable Housing units for its low-income residents to make up for the 16 years that the State didn't address those needs. Municipalities may no longer transfer their obligations through a cash payment to other Municipalities nor will demanding that new developers put aside a paltry 20% of proposed residential development units for affordable purposes satisfy this exasperating mandate by the Courts.
Kevin Walsh, the lead attorney for the Fair Share Housing Center, said the ruling was nevertheless a breakthrough.
“This decision clears away one of the main obstacles remaining in the fight for fair housing in New Jersey,” Walsh said. “The towns who were fighting in court are outside the mainstream and now know that they will not be rewarded for further obstruction and delay.”
— Northjersey.com, January 18, 2017
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Students will perform research & analysis and work with Municipalities to assist them in determining and reaching their Affordable Housing goals.
See below Legislative History for detailed legal information.
Affordable Housing, as mandated by the Fair Housing Act, ("FHA") N.J.S.A. 52:270-301(2) to -329, has finally come to its precipitous for New Jersey Society. Municipalities, for 45 years, have held and addressed the burden of compliance with the FHA, beginning with the 1972 decision in Southern Burlington County NAACP v. Twp. of Mount Laurel, 67 N. J. 1 (1972), stumbling through 16 years of COAH intervention, culminating in the 2015 matter - In re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 & 5:97 by the N.J. Council on Affordable Housing, 221 N.J. 1 (2015); the New Jersey Supreme Court, in the aforementioned decision, afforded Municipalities a reasonable opportunity to demonstrate constitutional compliance without the specter of a "Builder' s Remedy" action hanging over them like a "Sword of Damocles." See e.g., Mount Laurel IV, supra, 221 N.J. at 3, 5-6, 23-24. The applicable 2015 decision, addressing New Jersey's long-stalled regulations governing affordable housing, mandated that the Municipalities must take into consideration the need for housing that existed within their borders between 1999 and 2015. That's the so-called “Gap period” when the Council on Affordable Housing failed to adopt new rules.