Housing advocates seek to overturn Middle zoning changes |
Campisi alleges that the canton took little action to fulfill its obligation, except when it was forced to do so.
The township has hired a planning professional, who is expected to come up with an affordable housing plan in the near future, actions township officials highlighted during discussions on the issue.
âWe would like to see the plan,â Campisi said. âThey had two years to come up with a plan.
In public statements, Mayor Tim Donohue has said on several occasions that the township is working in good faith and is keen to resolve the issue of affordable housing. Contacted after the Fair Share Housing Center filed its latest complaint, he said the township attorney advised him not to comment.
âThe municipality will publish an official response in the near future. I’m not going to get into a public exchange with the FSHC, âDonohue said.
The township responded by letter to Superior Court Judge John Porto, at least according to a written response to that letter posted on June 21 by Bassam F. Gergi, an attorney for the Fair Share Housing Center.
In it, Gergi describes a June 18 response from the township, which cites plans to discuss the issue on June 21, and other efforts to comply with affordable housing requirements. The township’s response also suggests that the Fair Share Housing Center is “having a temper tantrum” and branding the group aggressive and partisan, according to Gergi’s response.