NJ Facing Wave Of Affordable Housing Suits

Law360, Jersey City (July 7, 2015, 5:59 PM EDT) -- New Jersey courts are seeing a rising tide of affordable housing cases as a state Supreme Court-ordered grace period for towns to affirmatively seek judicial review of their compliance with low- and moderate-income housing obligations draws to a close Wednesday, attorneys said.

Starting on Thursday, developers, landowners, advocates such as Fair Share Housing Center, and other interested parties can slap municipalities that declined to file declaratory judgment actions with "constitutional compliance" cases that challenge whether local housing plans meet Mount Laurel obligations — a reference to the body of law that requires towns to provide a share of affordable housing, according...

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