Housing Advocates Laud Pandemic Renter Relief Announcement


New Jersey housing advocates applauded the Murphy Administration for creating a $100 million short-term rental assistance program, sponsored by Senator Brian Stack (LD-33) for low- and moderate-income New Jersey families. On the announcement, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement:

“This is a terrific step in the right direction to help folks who are struggling to make their rent payments due to the COVID-19 crisis. It’s heartbreaking to hear from so many families who are in fear of losing their home, so we applaud the governor and lieutenant governor for taking action to protect vulnerable New Jerseyans.

“New Jersey has had a housing crisis and deep need for rental assistance even before this pandemic. Today’s announcement is a complement to a legislative proposal from Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake’s (LD-34) and other legislative champions that will provide relief for homeowners and tenants, by creating a compassionate forbearance process and establishing consumer protections. We thank our state leaders for all theirs efforts to make sure our residents are able to stay in their homes.”

For more information: Nina Rainiero
(609) 393-3752 x1200
Website: hcdnnj.org
Twitter site: twitter.com/hcdnnj
Facebook site: facebook.com/hcdnnj