The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Mount Laurel doctrine requires all municipalities in the state to accept their fair share of regional housing need. Planning statutes that require housing elements in comprehensive plans have adopted the fair-share doctrine as a basis for assigning local affordable housing obligations. This Article argues that the assignment of numerical fair shares is not an acceptable basis for affordable housing policies in comprehensive plans. Alternate strategies should be considered.
Daniel R. Mandelker,
The Affordable Housing Element in Comprehensive Plans,
B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev.