Housing funds decision draws applause from League of Municipalities

The N.J. League of Municipalities expressed its pleasure with today’s court ruling that towns’ affordable housing money can’t be taken by the state just yet.

Executive Director Bill Dressel said, “We are absolutely delighted and pleased with the court’s decision. 

“It reaffirms what we’ve been saying all along that only COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) could make those decisions. A clear reading of the law was not being followed.”

Towns had argued, among other things, that they were never given clear directionk about committing the funds.

He said that the term “commit” was not clearly defined.

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Housing funds decision draws applause from League of Municipalities