Property Law Keyed to Singer
Southern Burlington County, NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel
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The zoning ordinance of the Township of Mount Laurel (Defendant) only allows for homes within the reach of persons of at least middle income. The homes must be single-family detached dwellings with a certain minimum square feet. The ordinance also set aside almost 30% of the land to be zoned for industrial and related use, though only a small amount has actually been developed industrially. Plaintiffs represent the minority group seeking living accommodations in the town. They allege that the regulations exclude low and moderate-income families.
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