2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:20-18 - Housing project in financial difficulty, financial plan

40A:20-18. Housing project in financial difficulty, financial plan

18. a. If the Local Finance Board has reason to believe that an urban renewal entity which owns a housing project is faced with financial difficulty, the chairman of the Local Finance Board shall summon an appropriate official of the entity to a hearing before the board. The board may require the production of papers, documents, witnesses or information, and may make or cause to be made an audit or investigation of the circumstances with respect to which the hearing was called.

b. If the chairman of the Local Finance Board shall determine that, as a result of mismanagement, mortgage foreclosure, or other fiscal, legal or managerial conduct, a financial emergency exists which requires the municipality to protect the health, safety or welfare of the residents of the housing project, the Local Finance Board shall order the implementation of a financial plan which will ensure the protection of the residents of the housing project. The order shall be deemed conclusive and final, and upon receipt of the order all persons shall be estopped from contesting the order or the provisions thereof, and the urban renewal entity affected thereby shall take action to comply with the order.

c. A financial plan ordered pursuant to this section may stipulate the legal, fiscal, operational or managerial actions to be taken by the entity to correct the circumstances, and may require that the appropriate officer or agency of the Department of Community Affairs shall perform those actions on behalf of the entity or otherwise arrange for performance of those actions. The financial plan may require within the limitations imposed by this act, modifications of the financial agreement entered into with the urban renewal entity by the municipality, notwithstanding the lack of consent by the urban renewal entity to those modifications, if the modifications are approved by the municipal governing body.


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