FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 8, 2016
NJ SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR IMPORTANT FAIR HOUSING CASE
Court grants appeal from civil rights advocates to defend the legal rights of tens of thousands of working families, seniors, and people with disabilities
Contact: Anthony Campisi (732) 266-8221
The New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday agreed to hear an appeal to ensure that municipalities that had lagged in building homes must meet the needs of tens of thousands of working families, seniors and those with disabilities that accumulated during a 15-year period beginning in 1999.
In its appeal to the Supreme Court, Fair Share Housing Center, supported by more than 15 additional civil rights, disability rights and housing advocates, argued that a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division deviated from the course New Jersey had set for decades in determining how the state's housing need should be measured.