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  • July 28th 2015

    Appellate Court Upholds Hoboken Housing Ordinance: Ruling means at least 55 new affordable rentals

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Working families in Hoboken won a key victory in the fight to maintain affordable communities Tuesday, as a three-judge appellate panel upheld a local ordinance that requires four Hoboken developers to provide at least 55 new affordable rental housing units to area residents. (more)

  • July 24th 2015

    Another Court Rules Five Months Starts from Filing of DJ Complaint

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    Two weeks ago, we shared a court decision involving Monroe Township, Middlesex County that addressed when municipalities are required to file fair share plans. In his July 9, 2015 decision Judge Douglas Wolfson held that the five-month period of protection from builder’s remedy litigation “commenc[es] with the filing of the complaint by Monroe Township,” which in that matter means the municipality must file a fair share plan by November 9, 2015. That decision implemented the Supreme Court’s clear instructions in its March 10, 2015 decision allowing municipalities five months from appearing in court, or a total of nine months from the March 10 decision, to prepare a fair share plan that complies with the law. (more)

  • July 17th 2015

    FSHC Releases Updated Fair Share Calculations

    Posted by Laura Denker

    Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) is today releasing a slightly revised version of David Kinsey’s fair share calculations for every municipality in New Jersey making a correction to the data to incorporate the most up to date Census data on one factor used in the model. The corrections all stem from Census data on the number of households in each municipality. (more)

  • July 9th 2015

    Decision Provides Roadmap to Municipalities, Requires Fair Share Plans in 5 Months

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    A decision issued today by Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson clarified what municipalities must do to avoid builder’s remedy lawsuits and when municipalities are required to file plans showing how they meet their housing obligations. The decision provides a roadmap for municipalities that are willing to comply with the law while making clear that municipalities that intend to delay and to avoid their obligations will be held accountable and may have their home rule powers removed. (more)

  • April 9th 2015

    Court Rules Trust Fund Raid Illegal

    Posted by Kevin Walsh

    Nearly $200 million in housing trust funds saved from seizure now available for working families, people with special needs, and seniors

    In a decision issued this morning in an appeal filed by Fair Share Housing Center, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court blocked the Christie Administration’s efforts to take housing trust funds. As a result, not a single dollar of housing trust funds will be lost. The attempt to raid the trust funds and place them in the state’s general fund, which began in July 2012, has been ruled unlawful. (more)