TRENTON, NJ—The state’s Council on Affordable Housing released its court-ordered draft of new rules on the number of affordable housing units that should be available for low-income residents of each New Jersey municipality.

The long-awaited set of regulations was mandated by an order of the state Supreme Court. If approved, the rules would replace thresholds that expired 15 years ago and call for an additional 110,000 affordable housing units across the state. The proposed rules also call for zoning changes to permit construction of 40,000 new homes and rehabilitation of more than 60,000 others by 2024, according to The Star Ledger.

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