NJ Can't Seize $140M In Housing Funds, Appeals Court Says
By Joshua Alston
Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday halted a statewide seizure of about $140 million in affordable housing funds for at least 45 days, ruling Gov. Chris Christie’s administration can’t take the municipal funds without implementing an appeals process and castigating lawmakers on both sides of the issue.
The three-judge panel issued the order in response to an emergent motion from Fair Share Housing Center, a housing advocacy group that sought injunctive restraints against New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing after the council sent letters to...