Kasler Associates, P.A. has extensive experience in Mount Laurel matters both in the judicial system and before the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

 The firm has assisted communities in obtaining substantive certification from COAH, and has represented both municipalities and developers before COAH concerning specific projects and developments.  Additionally, Malcolm Kasler participated in Mount Laurel cases including two of the six cases involving the Supreme Court Mount Laurel II decision.  Kasler Associates, P.A. represented the Township of Mahwah and participated in the first exclusionary zoning case ever filed in the State of New Jersey.  Malcolm Kasler once served as a court appointed master before the Honorable Eugene Serpentelli in a matter related to Hopewell Township.

 Jason Kasler, President of the firm, is a member of COAH’s “Legal, Planning and Financial Issues Task Force”.  This task force consisted of selected professional planners, attorneys and governmental officials whose responsibilities include reviewing proposed legislative modifications to COAH’s rules and regulations. 

 COAH has amended and updated their Procedural and Substantive Rules.  Kasler Associates, P.A. has and will continue to provide technical assistance to public and private clients concerning these new standards and procedures.  The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs states that

The Council on Affordable housing … announced a new affordable housing plan that represents a comprehensive overhaul of the existing system, and uses “growth share” to determine affordable housing obligation that is consistent with sound planning and smart growth.  This growth share system enables a town to determine its affordable housing obligation based on actual growth over time. … The new third round methodology reforms a system that has been criticized as cumbersome and rigid.  Under the current regulations, COAH assigned each town a number through a complicated process that was based on projected growth.  The new methodology establishes a growth share model that reflects affordable housing obligations based on a town’s actual growth, ensuing smart growth and sound planning.

This overhaul of the affordable housing controls for the state of New Jersey requires extensive analysis and consultation to municipalities and developers alike.