N.J. affordable housing panel told to meet

    A New Jersey court has denied the state government’s attempt to delay an order forcing the state Council on Affordable Housing to meet and adopt rules dictating how many homes each town must allocate for lower-income residents.

    The initial ruling was issued Friday. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration immediately said it was appealing and asked a three-judge panel not to enforce a requirement that the state housing agency meet this month.

    But the judges denied the delay request.

    The state Attorney General’s office says it will appeal to the state Supreme Court on Monday.

    The court order says the council must meet starting March 26 and adopt new requirements within six months.

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