In a win for municipalities, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that municipal affordable housing obligations do not include a “separate and discrete” gap-period obligation. In reaching its decision, the appeals court cited the core principles of the Mount Laurel doctrine and the plain language of
In Fair Share Housing Center v. Zoning Board of Hoboken, et al., the Appellate Division considered five consolidated appeals filed to determine the enforceability of an affordable housing ordinance adopted by the City of Hoboken. The appeals court ultimately determined that the ordinance was enforceable, overturning the trial court’s ruling.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled its much-anticipated final rule to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH). The updated regulations have been in the works for more than two years and are intended to provide program participants with clear guidelines and data to meet federal fair housing
The saga involving New Jersey’s Council on Affordable (COAH) has yet another chapter. The Appellate Division recently enjoined he seizure of any trust funds by COAH or the executive branch. It further held in In Re Failure of the Council of Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commitment Regulations that the courts
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear oral arguments in Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, which centers on whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act. The parties agreed to settle the suit earlier this month. As previously discussed on this Government
The New Jersey municipality of Mount Holly will take center stage before the U.S. Supreme Court next term. The justices have agreed to consider Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, which centers on whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act. The Fair