eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Local

New Jersey Court: State Needs New Affordable Housing Rules

View Comments
(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

(File photo. Credit: Thinkstock)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court says the state must rewrite its affordable housing rules to again give each town a number of homes it is responsible for.

Thursday’s ruling is the latest in a decades-long legal battle over housing low- and moderate-income residents.

In a 3-2 ruling, the court rejected the state’s latest regulations, which would require towns to include zoning for housing for lower-income residents only if they actually had new development.

The court says the new approach is not consistent with the state’s Fair Housing Act.

The justices gave Gov. Chris Christie’s administration five months to come up with new requirements for how much housing towns must provide through their zoning regulations.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Content On CBSPhilly

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,986 other followers