In accordance with the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Borough of Pompton Lakes adopted a 2019 Housing Element and Fair Share Plan (HEFSP) to plan for the provision of their "fair share" of affordable housing for low and moderate income persons and households for the Third Round. For the purposes of this report, the Third Round Obligation shall include the Gap Period present need (1999-2025), but the Third Round is generally identified as the period from 2015 to 2025.
The Borough executed a Settlement Agreement with the Court and Fair Share Housing Center on July 3, 2017 in declaratory judgement proceedings under Docket No. PAS-L2361-15 In the Matter of the Application of the Borough of Pompton Lakes. Pompton Lakes attended the Compliance and Fairness Hearing held on May 9, 2019, in which the Borough received a "Conditional Order of Compliance and Repose" of its Settlement Agreement and HEFSP on June 30, 2019. The Borough’s Final Compliance Hearing has not been scheduled at the time of submitting this report, in which the Borough will seek a "Final Judgement of Compliance and Repose", receiving the judicial equivalent to Substantive Certification. The Borough has been updating the plan and the documentation of exiting units per the comments of the Court Masters review letter dated and has been in constant contact since our initial hearing on the updating of the plan.
Now, at the midpoint of the Third Round (July 1, 2020), the Borough of Pompton Lakes offers the following Midpoint Realistic Opportunity Review ("Midpoint Review") and corresponding Monitoring Form (see excel).
In accordance with the Settlement Agreement, this Midpoint Review is posted on the municipal website and has been provided to Fair Share Housing Center. Any interested party in this matter is invited to submit comments to the Borough with copy to the Fair Share Housing Center:
Kevin Boyle, Municipal Housing Liaison Borough of Pompton Lakes, 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Josh Bauers, Esq., Fair Share Housing Center, 510 Park Boulevard Cherry Hill, NJ 08002