Affordable Housing

On March 10, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling which removed the approval of municipal planning for the provision of affordable housing within the municipality from the Council on Affordable Housing to the judiciary.

Municipalities which desired to continue participate, as the Township of Chatham has, in the affordable housing process had until July 8, 2015 to file with the judiciary.

The following are the Township of Chatham's Legal Notice and filing:

  1. Legal Notice for Declaratory Judgment
  2. Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
  3. Notice of Motion for Temporary Immunity;
  4. Order Granting Temporary Immunity;
  5. Brief in Support of Motion,
  6. Certification in Support of Motion
  7. Response of the Fair Share Housing Center to the Township of Chatham Motion for
    Temporary Immunity
  8. Order Granting Temporary Immunity for Mt. Laurel Lawsuits and Scheduling Order
  9. Letter Brief in Further Support of Motion to Extend Time
  10. Letter from Judge Hansbury with Chatham Summary by Bansich
  11. Letter from Judge Miller with Preliminary Decision
  12. Letter to Judge Hansbury with Judge Miller's Preliminary Decision
  13. Township of Chatham Order Granting Extension of Temporary Immunity and Time within which to Submit an Expert Report

The above will be supplemented as developments warrant.

Opposition of Vernon Grove Condominium Association, Inc., to Extension of Affordability Controls - August 29, 2016

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER - August 23, 2016

Fair Share Housing Center’s objection to the Township’s Housing Element and Fair Share Plan - July 5, 2016

Order Scheduling Hearing Regarding Entry of Final Judgment - May 16, 2016

Judge Stephan C. Hansbury Letter, dated February 10, 2016, to Steven Kunzman, ESQ.

Letter to Judge Stephan C. Hansbury, dated January 14, 2016, regarding experts

Econsult Solutions, LLC, report titled " Affordable Housing Need and Obligations Report," dated December 30, 2015.

Submission of Draft Housing Element and Fair Share Plan to the Superior Court on
April 4, 2016.