Nearly 200 New Jersey Mayors Oppose Affordable Housing Rules

<p>Almost 200 New Jersey mayors have joined together to oppose new affordable housing requirements that they say their cities can't possibly comply with.</p>
July 17, 2008, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Saying new affordable-housing obligations would force suburban towns to build beyond their capacity, a coalition of nearly 200 mayors said yesterday they would challenge the regulations in court."

"The dispute centers on state rules, unveiled in December, that roughly doubled the affordable-housing requirements first proposed in 2004."

"Local leaders say they have neither the space to build the amount of new housing the state demands, nor the money to pay for the associated classrooms, roads and sewers."

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Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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