TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s highest court has given the state a little more time to come up with new requirements for affordable housing in every community.

In a ruling Friday, the state Supreme Court gave the state’s Council on Affordable Housing until Nov. 17 to adopt the rules and have them published in the state register.

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The schedule is still ambitious but is a reprieve from the one ordered by a lower court a week ago. The lower court had mandated that the rules be adopted in May and told the council exactly when to meet.

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Gov. Chris Christie has previously tried to abolish the housing council, but the court has nixed that.

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