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New Jersey Affordable Housing Board Meets

by Associated Press
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Advocates for the poor say not enough is being done in New Jersey.

New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing has proposed new regulations for how many homes should be built for lower-income people in each community in the state.

   Full details have not been made public yet, but advocates for the poor say they are not sufficient. The rules call for towns to use zoning to create the chance to produce about 100,000 affordable homes by 2024.

   The rules were introduced one day before a state Supreme Court-imposed deadline. They must be approved by November.

   The council will take public comment in June and July.

   Fair Share Housing Center lawyer Kevin Walsh says the proposal does not comply with the court's order.

   Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable says the state intends to see housing built for lower-income residents.

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