Advocates for disabled hit group-home policy

August 26, 1998
Questioning the legality of an interim policy that allows the state to reject group homes in towns that have their so-called fair share, a coalition of advocates for the disabled has demanded that the policy be rescinded.
     In a letter to the state attorney general, the New Jersey Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities charged that the "saturation" policy, which was implemented by former Commissioner William Waldman, "is a discriminatory housing practice violating the federal Fair Housing Act."