The position of municipal housing liaison (MHL) for the Borough of Bradley Beach is established by this chapter. The Borough of Bradley Beach Council shall make the actual appointment of the MHL by means of a resolution.
The MHL must be either a full-time or part-time employee of the Borough of Bradley Beach.
The person appointed as the MHL must be reported to the Department.
The MHL must meet all the Department requirements for qualifications, including initial and periodic training.
**NOTE: If the MHL position is one that will always be included in the job description for a particular position in the local staff, e.g., Borough Clerk, that position can be named in this chapter.
The municipal housing liaison shall be responsible for oversight and administration of the affordable housing program for the Borough of Bradley Beach, including the following responsibilities, which may not be contracted out to the administrative agent:
Serving as the municipality's primary point of contact for all inquiries from the state, affordable housing providers, administrative agents and interested households;
The implementation of the affirmative marketing plan and affordability controls;
When applicable, supervising any contracting administrative agent;
Monitoring the status of all restricted units in the Borough of Bradley Beach's Fair Share Plan;
Compiling, verifying and submitting annual reports as required by the Department;
Coordinating meetings with affordable housing providers and administrative agents, as applicable; and
Attending continuing education opportunities on affordability controls, compliance monitoring and affirmative marketing as offered or approved by the Department.
The Borough of Bradley Beach shall designate by resolution of the Borough Council, subject to the approval of the Department, one or more administrative agents to administer newly constructed affordable units in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:96, N.J.A.C. 5:97 and UHAC.
An Operating Manual shall be provided by the administrative agent(s) to be adopted by resolution of the governing body and subject to approval of the Department. The Operating Manual shall be available for public inspection in the office of the Municipal Clerk and in the office(s) of the administrative agent(s).
**NOTE: If it is decided that an employee of the municipality will act as administrative agent or if the Housing Affordability Service (HAS) of the Agency is selected, the determination of such can be included in this chapter.
The administrative agent shall perform the duties and responsibilities of an administrative agent as are set forth in UHAC and which are described in full detail in the Operating Manual, including those set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.14, 5:80-26.16 and 5:80-26.18 thereof, which includes:
Attending continuing education opportunities on affordability controls, compliance monitoring, and affirmative marketing as offered or approved by the Department;
Resale and rerental;
Processing requests from unit owners; and
Enforcement, though the ultimate responsibility for retaining controls on the units rests with the municipality.
The administrative agent shall have authority to take all actions necessary and appropriate to carry out its responsibilities, hereunder.