Affordable Housing

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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.

Keep abreast of the latest public hearings and discussions on affordable housing taking place at the Chatham Township Committee and Planning Board by viewing their agendas here.

Affordable Housing Frequently Asked Questions, Updated November, 2019

Affordable Housing Frequently Asked Questions - Posted November, 2017

Township of Chatham - November 14, 2019 PILOT Presentation

Chatham Township Report to the Residents: Implementation of the Court Approved Affordable Housing Agreement

View recent news articles on this subject below:

Chatham Township Municipal Building to Be Turned Over for 65 Affordable Housing Units; Senior Center to Be Temporarily Moved

View the Chatham Township Committee meeting from November 8, 2017 where the concept plan for Dixiedale Farm was discussed.

TAP Into Chatham

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Votes to Rezone Dixiedale Farm from Single-Family to Multi-Family

After Listening to Citizen Concern About Traffic, Chatham Township Planning Board Passes Resolution to Rezone Dixiedale Farm

Owner Who is Selling Dixiedale Farm to Developer: "I wanted to keep it as a farm" - Chatham NJ News - TAPinto

TAP Into Chatham

Chatham Township Planning Board Votes to Designate Skate Park as 'Area in Need of Redevelopment

Chatham Courier

72 condo units to remain affordable housing in Chatham Township

TAP Into Chatham

Chatham Township Passes Resolution to Extend Vernon Grove Affordable Housing Controls for 72 

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

  1. Order on Fairness and Preliminary Compliance Hearing
  2. Master’s Report for a Mount Laurel Fairness and Compliance Hearing
  3. Township of Chatham Amendment to Affordable Housing Settlement Agreement
  4. Settlement Agreement 12/13/18
  5. Legal Notice for Declaratory Judgment
  6. Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
  7. Notice of Motion for Temporary Immunity;
  8. Order Granting Temporary Immunity;
  9. Brief in Support of Motion,
  10. Certification in Support of Motion
  11. Response of the Fair Share Housing Center to the Township of Chatham Motion for
    Temporary Immunity
  12. Order Granting Temporary Immunity for Mt. Laurel Lawsuits and Scheduling Order
  13. Letter Brief in Further Support of Motion to Extend Time
  14. Letter from Judge Hansbury with Chatham Summary by Bansich
  15. Letter from Judge Miller with Preliminary Decision
  16. Letter to Judge Hansbury with Judge Miller's Preliminary Decision
  17. Township of Chatham Order Granting Extension of Temporary Immunity and Time within which to Submit an Expert Report
  18. Resolution authorizing Settlement Agreement with the Vernon Grove Condominium Association, Inc.
  19. Settlement Agreement
  20. Notice of Motion of the Township of Chatham for Approval of Development Fee Ordinance and Related Spending Plan, Extension of Time for Compliance and Temporary Immunity, and Adjustment of Construction Start Date (Returnable: February 14, 2020 at 1:30 P.M.);
  21. Certification of Gregory J. LaConte
  22. Certification of Albert E. Cruz, Esq.
  23. Certification of Robert S. Hoffmann
  24. Certification of Francis J. Banisch, III, P.P.
  25. Brief
  26. Proposed form of Order

The above will be supplemented as developments warrant.

Felice v Township of Chatham. Dec. 29, 2019

Case Management Order, dated December 17, 2019, on the Township of Chatham

Status Update regarding the extension for the Township's Affordable Housing agreement

Chatham Township: Report # 2 to the Residents
Implementation of the Court Approved Affordable Housing Agreement

Ordinance 2018-23 Phasing of Affordable Units

Ordinance 2018-22 Adopting Redevelopment Plan

Chatham Order Granting Partial Judgment on Hearing May 4, 2018

Case Management Order on Fairness Hearing Dated March 27, 2018

June 20, 2017 Order of the Honorable Maryann L. Nergaard, JSC and The Honorable Michael E. Hubner, JSCHonorable Michael E. Hubner, JSC

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.