Court Enjoins Portion of Governor Christie’s Executive Order Imposing Moratorium on COAH Proceedings

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in COAH and Affordable Housing Issues

By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq.
On February 9, 2010, Governor Chris Christie issued an Executive Order staying proceedings of the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) for 90 days, and creating a task force charged with devising a way to replace the COAH process. On February 19, 2010, the Appellate Division issued an order enjoining the halting of COAH proceedings, but allowing that task force to commence its work.

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Governor Christie Appoints Members to Housing Opportunity Task Force; COAH Endorses Executive Order 12

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in COAH and Affordable Housing Issues

By: Michael J. Lipari, Esq.
Last week Governor Christie issued Executive Order 12 to stay COAH for 90 days, from “taking any further action to process applications for substantive certification or to take any other actions to implement [COAH’s] Third Round regulations.” The Executive Order also created the “Housing Opportunity Task Force” to provide the Governor with recommendations on how to handle COAH and the future of affordable housing in New Jersey.

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Governor Christie Orders 90-Day Moratorium on COAH Proceedings

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in COAH and Affordable Housing Issues

By : Henry T. Chou, Esq.
On February 9, 2010, Governor Chis Christie signed an executive order creating a five-member panel called the “Housing Opportunity Task Force” to undertake a review of the Fair Housing Act, the State Planning Act and the prior and current regulations of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). The executive order directs the Housing Opportunity Task Force to produce within 90 days a report containing findings and recommendations concerning the future of affordable housing in New Jersey.

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