Gov. Chris Christie today applauded the Senate’s passage of a bill to reform the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).
“The legislation passed by the Senate today eliminates COAH and goes a long way toward fundamentally reforming the affordable housing system which New Jerseyans have long demanded and that I have promised to deliver,” the governor said in a statement. “We will continue to work with members of both parties in the legislature to bring the COAH nightmare to an end and replace a broken system with a common sense, predictable and achievable process. I want to thank Senators Lesniak, Bateman and Van Drew for their work on this issue and the Senate as a whole for the bipartisan support the bill received. I look forward to working with Assemblymen Green, Prieto and Rible to ensure sound and sensible affordable housing policy becomes law.”