Protect Renters and Homeowners: Support A4226


Protect Renters and Homeowners:
Support A4226 this Tuesday!

On Tuesday, June 16 at 1pm, the Assembly Housing Committee will hold a hearing for an important rent relief and mortgage forbearance bill, A4226, that will protect New Jerseyans from eviction during and after the pandemic. It is critical that the Committee hears your voice.

Secure your spot to testify now!

The Network is working with Asw. Britnee Timberlake of East Orange and a consortium of housing advocates, Compassionate NJ  on rent relief and mortgage forbearance legislation that would codify many of the elements of Gov. Murphy's Executive Order 106  which protects New Jerseyans from eviction and foreclosure during the pandemic. 

This bill contains the following principles that we have advocated to be included in any housing relief legislation. A4226:  

  • Provides residential mortgage forbearance for up to 180 days;

  • Provides tenants with eviction protection for up to 60 days following the end of a public health/state of emergency;

  • Protects tenants and homeowners from forbearance/rent relief fees and/or negative credit reporting;

  • Protects tenants from being placed on a tenant blacklist for non-payment;

  • Establishes repayment guidelines for tenants and landlords;

  • Requires banks to notify homeowners of HUD-certified housing counseling options.

With July rent due in just a few weeks, it is time for your voice to be heard so this bill can be signed into law. Write to [email protected] today to submit written testimony or register here to speak out in support of this essential bill!

Another Way To Take Action:  

Contact State Senate President Stephen Sweeney TODAY and let him know you support the principles outlined in A4226. He can be reached at: 

Phone: (856) 251-9801
Email: [email protected] 

Suggested Script:

Hello, my name is ________. My friends, family, and myself have been undergoing extremely stressful times (talk about how COVID has impacted you or people you know). I live in (town) and the people in my neighborhood are faced with many difficulties due to COVID-19 (talk about how COVID has impacted your community/neighborhood.).

Thank you so much for having passed S2340, and now we need you to bring this to the finish line. A4226 was recently introduced in the Assembly and it best encapsulates our principles for housing relief. We know you are a leader, so please help to reconcile S2340 with A4226 and get this done before July rent is due.

I know that you understand everyone is being hit hard by COVID-19 and I want to thank you for working hard to help New Jerseyans."

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Protect Renters and Homeowners: Support A4226 this Tuesday!