N.J. SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS ‘GAP PERIOD’ NEEDS, REJECTS TOWNS’ ATTEMPTS TO EXCLUDE THOUSANDS

The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness applauds the work of the Fair Share Housing Center and their allies and the New Jersey Supreme Court decision in support of affordable housing obligations for the “gap period”  between 1999 and 2015.

This decision is a significant step forward in creating fair and balanced housing for tens of thousands of New Jersey families and people with disabilities, and a commitment to fight discriminatory interpretation of the Mount Laurel decision.

Moving forward, much work will need to be done to determine realistic solutions in implementing this decision, to ensure that its intent and spirit is not derailed by a continuing series of legal challenges and tangled bureaucracy. – Frank Cirillo