Fair Share Housing Center
A three-judge state appeals court panel in New Jersey has freed up some $200 million that towns had set aside for affordable housing — money that the Christie administration had been trying to use for other purposes over the past few years.
The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering a motion to move enforcement of affordable housing laws from a state agency to the court system.
The Fair Share Housing Center contends that blacks and Latinos have been turned down for housing aid at rates far higher than whites.
First Montgomery Group is seeking to join up with the Fair Share Housing Center in pursuit of a court order to allow for 844 homes at the club, but township officials say “no way.”
The Fair Share Housing Center is challenging a state decision to exclude the club from Cherry Hill’s sewer plan.
Announced plans to keep the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill as a golf course are being challenged by a group that fights for affordable housing in New Jersey.
The ruling freezes some $140 million set aside for housing projects.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether the Christie administration can reorganize an independent agency into being less independent.
A three-judge panel has ruled that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie exceeded his authority when he abolished an independent state housing agency last year.
The decision does not restore the controversial Council on Affordable Housing, but their rules have been reinstated for now, to be handled by the Depertment of Community Affairs.