In response to the Governor Chris Christie’s Executive implementing a 90-day window in which the Council of Affordable Housing (COAH) will not act and creating a “Housing Opportunity Task Force,” League Executive Director Bill Dressel issued the following statement.
“Governor Christie has heard the concerns raised by municipal officials about COAH’s 3rd round methodology, its inflated population and job projections, the lack of resources and funding and the subsequent impact on our property taxpayers.
“The League welcomes the Governor’s actions. We pledge to work with the Christie Administration, as well Senator Marcia Karrow and the members of the Task Force created by the Executive Order and other stakeholders to assure that the State’s housing policy turns away from the bureaucratic, costly approach embraced by COAH and replaces it with a simple solution to affordable housing issues, which promotes sound planning and lessens the financial burden on our taxpayers.”
For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.
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