NJ Appeals Court Urged To Block $140M Housing Fund Grab

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for a housing rights advocacy group urged a New Jersey appeals panel on Wednesday to permanently block Gov. Chris Christie’s administration from seizing about $140 million from municipal fair housing funds, calling the appropriation a scheme to rescind funds desperately needed to house the poor.

Kevin M. Walsh, associate director of housing advocacy group Fair Share Housing Center, asked the three-judge panel to place greater injunctive restraints on New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing, which is trying to collect some $140 million in unused affordable...
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