Schepisi working to rally local support for affordable housing resistance

Asw. Holly Schepisi (R-39) has written about the threat of a recent N.J. Supreme Court decision which could ultimately result in mandates for  up to 1.5 million NEW affordable housing units right here at Save Jersey.

Now she’s taking the fight to the local level, attempting to pump the brakes on the looming economic and taxpayer disaster by asking local leaders and taxpayers to back two bills:

A4666 which aspires to a freeze on all affordable-housing litigation through 2017 and A4667 that would establish a Affordable Housing Obligation Study Commission comprised of  professionals, as opposed to judges, whom she believes are better suited to make reasonable affordable housing determinations.

“Please call your Mayors and your legislators and ask them to protect our State from ridiculous affordable housing court mandates (which may result in over 1.5 MILLION new units of housing in NJ) by supporting A-4666 and A-4667 to stop the Court actions and study the issue while we still can,”  Schepisi urged via social media on Wednesday. “If you don’t see your town below ask your elected officials why they aren’t fighting for your community.”

Here’s a current list of the towns that have stepped up and passed resolutions supportive of Asw. Schepisi’s legislation:

Closter
Demarest
Dumont
Emerson
Harrington Park
Haworth
Hillsdale
Mahwah
Montvale
Norwood
Old Tappan
Park Ridge
River Vale
Upper Saddle River
Westwood
Woodcliff Lake
Bloomingdale
Wanaque
Wayne
Saddle Brook
Fair Lawn
Oradell
Rochelle Park
Hackensack

“If you don’t see your town on here ASK WHY,” added Schepisi. “Many of our NJ residents are unaware that their communities will be forced to DOUBLE their housing population in just the next 9 years, destroying all existing housing prices.”

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