NJ Housing Advocates Congratulate Newly Announced Acting DCA Commissioner Suárez


Governor Phil Murphy yesterday announced the nomination of Jacquelyn A. Suárez as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). On the nomination, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) President and CEO Staci Berger issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Network’s Board of Directors and entire membership, we congratulate Acting Commissioner Suárez on her historic nomination to lead NJ’s Department of Community Affairs. We have worked with her in many of her prior roles in the Administration and know that she shares our commitment to ensuring that all of our neighbors can afford to call New Jersey home. DCA plays such an integral role in supporting and creating healthy, vibrant communities for all of our residents, through programs like the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit which Acting Commissioner Suárez worked with us to expand and improve.

The Murphy Administration has worked tirelessly to help HouseNJ by keeping our neighbors safe and stably housed, strengthening neighborhoods, and eliminating childhood lead poisoning. We are deeply grateful for all the work led by the late Lt. Governor and DCA Commissioner Sheila Y. Oliver to expand housing opportunities to all residents, and greatly appreciate the efforts of Interim Commissioner Kimberly Holmes to shepherd and sustain these initiatives, especially in these last difficult weeks. At a time when housing affordability and accessibility are top of mind for so many Garden State residents, we very much look forward to working with Acting Commissioner Suárez and the entire staff at DCA to continue Lt. Governor Oliver’s legacy and ensure that everyone in New Jersey can live in a thriving community of their choice.”

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 275 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.