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 Fair Share Housing Center contends that blacks and Latinos have been turned down for housing aid at rates far higher than whites.
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 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.