[Added 5-15-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15; amended 8-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
The purpose of this article is to create the administrative mechanisms needed for the execution of Marlboro Township's responsibility to assist in the provision of affordable housing pursuant to the Fair Housing Act of 1985.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
- The individual or entity responsible for administering the affordability controls of some or all units in the affordable housing program for Marlboro Township to ensure that the restricted units under administration are affirmatively marketed and sold or rented, as applicable, only to very-low-, low-, and moderate-income households.
- MUNICIPAL HOUSING LIAISON
- The individual charged by the governing body with the responsibility for oversight and administration of the affordable housing program for Marlboro Township.
Establishment of the position of Municipal Housing Liaison. There is hereby established the position of Municipal Housing Liaison for Marlboro Township. Marlboro Township hereby designates the liaison to act between COAH, the Township and any developer or sponsor of affordable housing.
The Municipal Housing Liaison shall be responsible for oversight and administration of the affordable housing program, including the following responsibilities:
Serving as Marlboro Township's primary point of contact for all inquiries from the state, affordable housing providers, administrative agent(s), and interested households;
Monitoring the status of all restricted units in the Township's Fair Share Plan;
Compiling, verifying, and submitting annual reports as required by COAH;
Coordinating meetings with affordable housing providers and the administrative agent, as applicable;
Attending continuing education opportunities on affordability controls, compliance monitoring, and affirmative marketing as offered or approved by COAH.
The following administrative powers and duties are assigned to the Municipal Housing Liaison:
Securing from all developers and sponsors of restricted units, at the earliest point of contact in the processing of the project or development, written acknowledgement of the requirement that no restricted unit can be offered, or in any other way committed, to any person other than a household duly certified to the unit by the administrative agent;
Sending annual mailings to all owners of affordable dwelling units, reminding them of the notices and requirements outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.18(d)4;
Authority to take all actions necessary and appropriate to carry out his or her responsibilities hereunder.
If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or other part of this article is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of this article, but shall be confined in its effect to the section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or other part of this article directly involved in the controversy in which said judgment shall have been rendered and all other provisions of this article or chapter shall remain in full force and effect.