Fourteen Years Later And Still No Third Round Regulations

October 23, 2014 | No Comments
Posted by Donna A. McBarron

On October 20, 2014, the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) convened ostensibly to adopt its third set of Third Round Regulations in order to meet the October 22, 2014 deadline imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court on March 14, 2014. After a 14-year delay in adopting valid Third Round Regulations, COAH once again missed a deadline and failed to adopt the proposed regulations.

Initially, the COAH Board considered a motion to table adoption of the proposed regulations for 60 days. While the three Board members in favor acknowledged that such an action would violate the Supreme Court’s Order, they felt additional time was needed in order to address the roughly 3,000 public comments received on the proposed regulations. Three Board members opposed the motion, three Board members supported the motion and the deadlocked motion therefore failed.

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