NJ High Court Says Towns Must Meet Past Housing Needs

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (January 18, 2017, 6:14 PM EST) -- New Jersey towns must provide enough affordable housing to meet the need generated by low-income households that formed during a 16-year gap in which the state didn't update municipalities' obligations under the Fair Housing Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The high court's ruling — the latest development to stem from landmark exclusionary zoning litigation known as the Mount Laurel Decisions — modified the Appellate Division's July decision that a public forum, not the courts, was a better setting for a debate over the additional calculation for establishing a town's affordable housing need arising between 1999, the year the Council...

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