NJ Supreme Court Holds that Municipalities Must Address “Gap Period” Affordable Housing Obligations

In a long-awaited decision affecting residential homebuilders throughout the state, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today that municipalities are responsible for meeting affordable housing needs which accumulated during the 16-year so-called "gap period" (1999 to 2015).  During this time COAH failed to adopt regulations consistent with the state's fair housing laws.  At stake were tens of thousands of affordable housing units, which must now be addressed by municipalities in their affordable housing compliance plans.  It means that developers will now have the ability to construct many more housing units in the state.  

The Court's decision can be found by clicking the PDF file above.