October 8, 2013
Re: Bank Correspondence about Affordable Housing Units and Referencing NJLM
For several years various banks have been sending correspondence to municipal offices regarding specific properties’ eligibility as affordable housing units, and the Fair Housing Act. The correspondence further asserts the League of Municipalities is somehow involved in the communication. We want you to know that correspondence contains false and misleading statements and the New Jersey League of Municipalities categorically denies any involvement with that correspondence and denies the allegations that the New Jersey League of Municipalities provided municipal contact information for this use by the banks.
The League of Municipalities has issued numerous demands that these banks cease using the name of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and cease dissemination of this false and misleading information.
Any questions please contact League staff attorney Ed Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-695-3481 ext. 137.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr