[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 11-4-2009 by Ord. No. 2609-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to create the administrative mechanisms needed for the execution of Township of Maplewood's responsibility to assist in the provision of affordable housing pursuant to the Fair Housing Act of 1985.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-301 et seq.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
- The entity responsible for administering the affordability controls of some or all units in the Affordable Housing Program for the Township of Maplewood to ensure that the restricted units under administration are affirmatively marketed and sold or rented, as applicable, only to low- and moderate-income households.
- MUNICIPAL HOUSING LIAISON
- The employee charged by the governing body with the responsibility for oversight and administration of the Affordable Housing Program for the Township of Maplewood.
Establishment of position of Municipal Housing Liaison. There is hereby established the position of Municipal Housing Liaison for the Township of Maplewood.
Subject to the approval of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), the Municipal Housing Liaison shall be appointed by the governing body and may be a full- or part-time municipal employee.
The Municipal Housing Liaison shall be responsible for oversight and administration of the Affordable Housing Program for the Township of Maplewood, including the following responsibilities, which may not be contracted out, exclusive of Subsection C(6), which may be contracted out:
Serving as the Township of Maplewood's primary point of contact for all inquiries from the state, affordable housing providers, administrative agents, and interested households;
Monitoring the status of all restricted units in the Township of Maplewood's Fair Share Plan;
Compiling, verifying, and submitting annual reports as required by COAH;
Coordinating meetings with affordable housing providers and administrative agents, as applicable;
Attending continuing education opportunities on affordability controls, compliance monitoring, and affirmative marketing as offered or approved by COAH;
Subject to approval by COAH, the Township of Maplewood may contract with or authorize a consultant, authority, government or any agency charged by the governing body, which entity shall have the responsibility of administering the affordable housing program of the Township of Maplewood, except for those responsibilities which may not be contracted out pursuant to Subsection C above. If the Township of Maplewood contracts with another entity to administer all or any part of the affordable housing program, including the affordability controls and Affirmative Marketing Plan, the Municipal Housing Liaison shall supervise the contracting administrative agent.
Compensation. Compensation shall be fixed by the governing body at the time of the appointment of the Municipal Housing Liaison.
Administrative powers and duties assigned to the Municipal Housing Liaison. The administrative agent shall have authority to take all actions necessary and appropriate to carry out its responsibilities hereunder.