Executive Order on Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) and S-1, Legislation to Abolish COAH
On February 9, 2010, Governor Chris Christie issued an Executive Order stopping all work for ninety (90) days on the processing of applications for substantive certification or implementation of the Third Round regulations by the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). The Executive Order also creates a five-member Housing Opportunity Task Force which is tasked with producing a public report with analysis and recommendations regarding the current COAH rules within 90 days.
On February 8, the Senate Economic Growth Committee continued its hearings relating to Senate Bill No. 1, which would abolish COAH.