By Real Estate NJ
New Jersey’s decades-long battle over affordable housing policy is heading back to the state Supreme Court, which has opted to hear an appeal for the latest dispute over how those obligations are calculated for local governments.
In a notice released Thursday, the court said the case was scheduled for argument for its Nov. 29-30 session. In doing so, the judges granted the Fair Share Housing Center’s appeal of a July ruling by a state appeals court, which sided with a group of Jersey Shore municipalities that sought to reduce the number of low- and moderate-income units they were required to allow.
The case centers on the so-called “gap years” in the state, a period from 1999 to 2015 in which the beleaguered Council on Affordable Housing failed to produce guidelines that weren’t challenged in court. The Supreme Court last year stripped COAH of its duties after years of inaction, but the gap years have taken center stage once again as municipalities, builders and housing advocates have attempted settle their obligations in the lower courts.
For more, see Thursday’s story by The Record.
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