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  • July 22nd 2016

    COURT REJECTS ARGUMENTS THAT $500,000 McMANSIONS “AFFORDABLE” TO WORKING FAMILIES

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Following a three-week trial, a Superior Court judge has rejected the conclusions of a study produced by a group of municipalities seeking that argued that thousands of properties that have sold for more than $300,000 in recent years, and as high as a $500,000, meet New Jersey’s definition of affordable housing - including beachfront condominiums with pools and hot tubs. (more)

  • July 11th 2016

    Statement in response to today’s fair housing ruling

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Fair Share Housing Center Executive Director Kevin Walsh issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling from the Appellate Division on the gap period: (more)

  • July 11th 2016

    No “gap period” affordable housing obligation, says NJ Appeals court

    Posted by Laura Denker

    In a complex decision issued Monday, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that municipalities are not obligated to calculate and zone for affordable housing needs that went unmet between 1999 and 2015, but must consider them in their future housing calculations. (more)

  • June 29th 2016

    Wall Street Journal: N.J. Towns Face Greater Liability in Housing Case

    Posted by Laura Denker

    An appellate court is considering whether municipalities should be held liable for government-mandated affordable-housing requirements. (more)

  • June 22nd 2016

    At stake in hearing: How many affordable houses N.J. must provide

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) - Just how much affordable housing New Jersey must provide for in the decade ahead may hang in the balance Monday when an appeals panel convenes in Mount Holly’s historic Olde Courthouse. Three judges of the Appellate Division are to consider whether municipalities have a persisting obligation to zone for all the housing units that went unapproved between 1999 and 2015. (more)