By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
On June 10, 2010, the Senate passed S1, a bill that proposes to eliminate the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) and implement a new, statewide affordable housing scheme. The bill, sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak, was previously approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee with amendments on June 3, 2010 without any public testimony, much to the displeasure of numerous public interest groups opposed to the legislation. The bill now heads to the Assembly, where it will likely be posted for a full vote by the end of June.