While the Borough has historically been proactive in creating affordable housing, the courts have determined that the constitutional obligation to provide for the development of affordable housing is a continuing obligation.  For each “round” of affordable housing rules, the Statewide “need” is apportioned to municipalities based on a number of factors, including ratable base, undeveloped land, and projected population growth.  While the Borough satisfied its obligations under Round One and Round Two, we are currently in Round Three.  It is nearly inevitable that there will eventually be a Round Four as well.  However, compliance with each round is what gives the municipality a period of immunity against builder’s remedy lawsuits.  While compliance with a large obligation may force some difficult choices, the impact to the municipality for non-compliance can be far worse, as many municipalities have seen.