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Court tells wealthy NJ town: We'll decide where you'll put affordable housing

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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A judge is stripping one of New Jersey’s wealthiest communities of its ability to control where and how dozens of affordable housing units will be built, saying local leaders have shirked their responsibility to build a planned development for too long. Essex County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Santomauro on Tuesday appointed what's known as a special master to decide by June 1 where Millburn must build 75 affordable housing units. Current municipal leaders have resisted building them around the corner from their downtown’s shops, restaurants and fashionable boutiques, despite a...

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