New Jersey

Panel to Decide on Number of Affordable Homes in New Jersey

A state board is planning to vote on new rules that would determine how many homes each New Jersey community should have within the financial reach of lower-income residents.

But affordable housing advocates and environmentalists say they are not satisfied with the rules, which could allow developers to build nine market-rate homes for every affordable one.

The rules are up for a vote at the Council on Affordable Housing.

It comes after pressure from the state Supreme Court, which has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie's administration had to have a plan. The court said a plan had to be approved by November.

Christie had previously attempted to dissolve the housing council.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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