NJ Nonprofit Stands Up to Christie on Affordable Housing

August 23, 2013 – In The News

Henry Kent-Smith was quoted in the Law360 article "NJ Nonprofit Stands Up to Christie on Affordable Housing." While the full text can be found in the August 23, 2013, issue of Law360, a synopsis is noted below.

The Cherry Hill, N.J.-based nonprofit Fair Share Housing Center has been successful in blocking attempts to abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing and seize $165 million in towns’ affordable housing funds, but the group’s director says the legal battle isn’t over just yet.

Henry Kent-Smith, who represents the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness as amicus participants in the center’s legal actions, said the FSHC has been “a shining light” on behalf of low and moderate income citizens in New Jersey.

“They have had an extremely difficult job in the last few years because it seems like no one wants to really enforce the Mount Laurel doctrine,” Kent-Smith said. “They’re taking the laboring oar of keeping this issue front and center. They’re doing the hard work.”