VAN DREW: NEW COAH PROVISIONS WILL HELP LOCAL TOWNS

vandrewNew Jersey is looking to rid itself from the Council on Affordable Housing. Moves are being made in Trenton to remove that portion of the government, and move the weight of taking care of affordable housing onto local governments. State Senator Jeff Van Drew says the state government will be more hands off with this approach, while still ensuring that affordable housing obligations are being met. New provisions will allow for charity housing like Habitat for Humanity count. Also, new regulations will be put in place to ensure that if there are certain environmental restrictions, then towns will not be forced to provide affordable housing where there is no land to build. The proposal will not allow towns to sell their obligation to another municipality though.

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