NJ Housing & Community Development Association Statement on Passing of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver


Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) President and CEO Staci Berger issued the following statement on the passing of NJ Lieutenant Governor and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Sheila Oliver:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of the most remarkable human beings to ever serve the people of New Jersey. Lt. Gov. Oliver was a friend to our sector and an inspiration to many. In 2020, we honored her as our Community Development Champion for her exceptional support and leadership during the pandemic. Under the direction of Lt. Gov. Oliver, DCA took action in the early days of the pandemic to prevent housing instability and protect thousands of renters and homeowners on the brink of homelessness.

“Her commitment to providing safe and affordable homes has given countless residents an opportunity to thrive. The impact of her work on our residents and communities is undeniable and we will miss her terribly. We extend our deepest condolences to the Oliver family and all who were fortunate enough to know her and work alongside her.”

About the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is the statewide association of more than 250 community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of affordable homes, economic opportunities, and strong communities. For more information on the Network, visit www.hcdnnj.org.

For more information:
Nina Rainiero
(609) 393-3752 x1200
Website: hcdnnj.org