Mount Laurel -- The 50-Year Success Story on Affordable Housing
By Linda A. Galella on October 1, 2021
In 2020, Money Magazine ranked Mount Laurel Township one of the best places to live in America considering its schools, transportation, access, and mix of corporate businesses and residential homes. It is the place to be, and today, that includes individuals and families from all socio-economic levels.
The year 2021 holds a unique significance for the municipality. It marks the 50th anniversary of the filing of Southern Burlington County NAACP v Twp of Mt. Laurel, 67 NJ 151 (1975). The “Mount Laurel Doctrine” from the case now known as “Mount Laurel I” shaped many cases regarding a municipality’s constitutional obligation to provide its fair share of low and moderate-income affordable housing in its region.
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