The New Jersey Supreme Court has unanimously held that the administrative process run by COAH in which municipalities show compliance with affordable housing obligations is no longer working and municipalities are no longer protected from builder’s remedy lawsuits in which a developer sues to build housing at a greater density than permitted by ordinance. The

On February 9, 2010, Governor Christie signed an Executive Order immediately suspending the operation of the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) and appointing a panel to study the issue of affordable housing and make recommendations to the Governor within 90 days. This comes at the heels of the Introduction of Legislation S:1 by State Senators Lesniak