Rumson’s Affordable Housing Program

Documents related to the Borough of Rumson's Affordable Housing Program are available below. Click on the title to download a copy of the document or for further information. New documentation will be posted here as becomes available.


Rumson Affordable Housing Program Documents

Third Round Housing Element and Fair Share Plan
(November 24, 2020)
This Plan supersedes all previously adopted housing plans. It has been prepared pursuant to a January 14, 2020 Settlement Agreement between the Rumson Borough and Fair Share Housing Center (hereinafter “FSHC”), as may be amended with the agreement of the Borough and FSHC and court approval, that sets forth the Borough’s affordable housing obligation and a preliminary plan for how it would be satisfied.
Link to the Rumson Affordable Housing Program Ordinances and Documents
(November 19, 2020)
This link will direct you to all the ordinances and documents related to the Rumson Affordable Housing Program. Please note the public hearing and adoption details associated with each ordinance.
In the Matter of the Application of the Borough of Rumson (MON-L-2483-15)
(October 6, 2020)
Notice to Judge Jones confirming the rescheduling of the Compliance Hearing from December 1, 2020 to February 9, 2021.
ROSAH Notice of Dismissal
(September 3, 2020)
ROSAH’s Notice of Dismissal of the complaint filed by ROSAH against the Borough of Rumson.
2020FSHC Letter and Certification (MON-L-755-20)
(August 14, 2020)
Fair Share Housing Center’s response to Judge Jones concerning the lawsuit between ROSAH and the Borough of Rumson, following the Fairness Hearing decision, requesting to supplement its motion to dismiss the ROSAH Complaint, including Judge Jones’s Fairness Hearing Final Decision.
Ordinance 20-006 G Replacing Chapter II-Municipal Liaison
(August 12, 2020)
An ordinance to amend the code of The Borough of Rumson by amending the Chapter II administration ordinance.
(All Rumson proposed and approved ordinances can be viewed at: https://ecode360.com/RU4115/.)
Ordinance 20-005 G Chapter XXIII Affordable Housing
(August 12, 2020)
Addition of an ordinance known as Chapter 23 for the “Affordable Housing Development” of the Borough of Rumson to address the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and The Uniform Housing Affordability Controls (UHAC) regarding compliance with The Borough’s affordable housing obligations and to adopt a revised development fee ordinance to provide for the collection of development fees in support of affordable housing as permitted by the New Jersey Fair Housing Act.
(All Rumson proposed and approved ordinances can be viewed at: https://ecode360.com/RU4115/.)
Fairness Hearing Ruling Entered By Hon. Linda Grasso Jones, J.S.C., July 29, 2020.
(July 29, 2020)
The order approving settlement agreements between the Borough of Rumson and Fair Share Housing Center and the Borough of Rumson and Yellow Brook Property Co., LLC. The order also includes next steps in the hearing process.
Court Document stating that the immunity from all Mount Laurel lawsuits previously granted to the Borough shall remain in effect through August 20, 2020.
(July 17, 2020)
The immunity from all Mount Laurel lawsuits previously granted to the Borough of Rumson, the governing body of the Borough of Rumson, and the Planning Board of the Borough of Rumson shall remain in full force and effect through August 20, 2020.
Notice of Fairness Hearing Scheduled for July 15, 2020 Continued to July 20, 2020
(July 15, 2020)
The Borough of Rumson’s Affordable Housing Fairness Hearing, in the matter of the application of the Borough of Rumson, Docket No.: MON-L-2483-15, will be continued from July 15, 2020 to July 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m, virtually. To watch, listen and be heard on the application, please access the above court order.
Notice of Fairness Hearing Scheduled for July 9, 2020
(June 30, 2020)
The Fairness Hearing in In the Matter of the Application of the Borough of Rumson, Docket No.: MON-L-2483-15 has been carried on the record from June 22, 2020 to July 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and potentially continuing on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., if not concluded by 4:30 p.m. on July 9, 2020.
Notice of Fairness Hearing Rescheduled to June 22, 2020
(June 16, 2020)
Due to technical difficulties during the scheduled Affordable Housing Fairness Hearing broadcast on Monday, June 15, 2020, the court proceeding was terminated and will resume on the alternate date of Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. A new additional court date of July 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. was also added in the event that additional proceedings are required.
Virtual Information For Public Fairness Hearing - June 15, 2020
(June 11, 2020)
Please use the information in the above document to access the information required to view and participate in the Fairness Hearing Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Should proceedings be extended, this virtual information will also apply to Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Court Ordered Second Rescheduling of the Fairness Hearing from May 4, 2020 to June 15, 2020
(April 20, 2020)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairness Hearing, currently scheduled for May 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for June 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. If the Monmouth County Courthouse is not open to the public at that time, the Fairness Hearing may be held via videoconference and broadcast on the New Jersey Courts website.
Court Master’s Fairness Report Dated April 10, 2020
(April 10, 2020)
Court Master’s Report and Fairness Review of the Rumson Settlement Agreements between the Borough and both Fair Share Housing Center and Yellow Brook Property Co., LLC.
Court Ordered Initial Rescheduling Details for the Fairness Hearing from March 26, 2020 to May 4, 2020
(March 18, 2020)
This Superior Court order changes the date of the Fairness Hearing from March 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., to May 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., (and continuing, if needed, on May 5 at 9:00 a.m.), and provides other information associated with the Fairness Hearing.
Court Order and related documents Rescheduling Fairness Hearing to March 26, 2020
(February 18, 2020)
This Superior Court order changes the published date of the Fairness Hearing from March 12th to March 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., and also revises other dates set by the Court that are associated with the Fairness Hearing.
Public Notice of Borough of Rumson Fairness Hearing and the related procedural process before the Superior Court of Monmouth County
(January 22, 2020)
 
Agreement to Resolve Issues Between the Borough and the Fair Share Housing Center
(January 16, 2020)
FSHC Settlement Agreement: Exhibit B, Rumson Overlay Zones Map
 
Affordable Housing Settlement Agreement Between the Borough and Yellow Brook Property Co., LLC
(January 16, 2020)
The Affordable Housing Plan and Settlement Agreements Presentation
(January 14, 2020)
This presentation was given at the Special Borough Council meeting held at Forrestdale School.
The Plan and Settlement Agreements Overview Document
(January 14, 2020)
This document was drafted by the Borough’s professionals to give an overview of the Borough’s current affordable housing obligations and how they will be addressed via a Settlement Agreement entered into between the Borough and the non-profit Fair Share Housing Center.
After this Settlement Agreement is reviewed and approved by the Court, the Court will issue a Judgment of Compliance and Repose Order, which will protect the Borough from all Mount Laurel lawsuits, including builder’s remedy lawsuits, until July 2, 2025.

 
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