BY JAMES J. DEVINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJESEYNEWSROOM.COM
(Democrat James J. Devine, of Rahway, released this statement after the Supreme Court allowed Gov. Chris Christie more time on affordable housing for New Jersey.)
"Under our state Constitution, all New Jersey communities must provide some affordable housing for lower-income residents. COAH’s last meeting, 11 months ago, was the first in more than two years, and it was held only to allow the Christie administration to swipe $162 million in municipal affordable housing funds to help balance the state budget.