By: Stephen Eisdorfer, Esq.

On March 14, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to adopt new regulations establishing municipal fair share housing obligations no later than October 22, 2014.

The Court rejected COAH’s request for an open-ended extension of time to promulgate regulations. Instead, it adopted the argument made by Hill Wallack LLP on behalf of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) that there must be a fixed deadline.