Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar, "Housing Discrimination and Affordability, Past Present and Future"


October 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM - October 15, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Featuring: Cameron W. MacLeodSteven K. WarnerBaye Adofo-WilsonThomas F. CarrollHenry Kent-SmithAnne L.H. StudholmeJames C. Williams, IV

New Jersey was one of the first states to bar restrictive zoning and require municipalities to include affordable housing in their zoning schemes. Over forty years after the first Mt. Laurel decision, affordable housing is, once again, of the national conversation and the presidential election. If elected, Joe Biden has promised to reinstate the Obama’s administration Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulations, which require municipalities who receive HUD funds, to analyze their housing patterns and rectify barriers to affordable housing. On the state level, the New Jersey courts have issued over 300 declaratory judgments, as towns settled with the Center for Affordable Housing.

So, what is next? How much affordable housing will developers construct in the future? Where will it be built? What type of housing will they build? How will AFFH’s requirements interact with state affordable housing obligations? Our convenient lunchtime webinar provides a historical perspective on the myriad of state and local government laws, policies, and cases relating to housing discrimination and affordability. Our expert panel, many seasoned affordable housing litigators, will examine the current state of affordable housing litigation in New Jersey and discuss what we can expect going forward, both on the state and federal level.