TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.
The bill would abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing, eliminate a 2.5 percent fee on commercial development and reduce some municipalities’ obligations to provide housing for low- and moderate-income families.READ MORE: De Blasio: New Mask Guidance In NYC May Come Monday As More Places Require Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing
The Senate and Assembly versions are not identical, so if the Senate passes it Monday, it must still be reconciled before final passage.READ MORE: Multiple Tornado Warnings Issued As Severe Weather Impacts Tri-State Area
New Jersey has struggled with how to provide low- and moderate-income housing since a 1975 court case known as the Mount Laurel decision successfully challenged exclusionary zoning in the Garden State.MORE NEWS: Vessel At Hudson Yards Closes Indefinitely After 14-Year-Old Jumps From Structure
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