NJ High Court Asked To Nix Affordable Housing Formula

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 6:26 PM EST) -- Housing advocates on Wednesday urged the New Jersey Supreme Court to reject a method for determining towns' affordable housing obligations based on the actual residential and commercial growth they experience, claiming that approach encourages exclusionary zoning.

The high court took up the case following an appellate ruling in 2010 that the growth share methodology, which the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing used for its revised “third-round” rules, was invalid because it allowed municipalities to dodge their affordable housing obligations by adopting land use regulations that...
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