President's Shore Visit Shows Sandy Still a Priority but Work Remains to Rebuild Fairly, says Network


Following a tour of Sandy devastated Jersey Shore communities today, President Barack Obama will address a crowd of invited guests involved in rebuilding efforts at the Asbury Park Convention Hall. Ahead of the event, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey Executive Director Staci Berger issued the following statement:

"Being here in Asbury Park to hear President Obama speak on the recovery effort is a real privilege. The Network and our members have been hard at work ensuring that NJ families, seniors, and special needs individuals affected by the storm all get a fair chance to rebuild in our state for the future.  We have a long road ahead, not just at the Shore, but also in all the places where people were displaced. The President's commitment is a comfort that the nation is with us and that we are not  alone. We have a lot of work to do together to ensure that our communities are building fairly and sustainably for tomorrow."

The Housing and Community Development Network supports New Jersey’s community development sector, collaborating with more than 250 members including community development corporations and other organizations to create affordable homes, expand economic opportunities, and build strong communities. For more information on the Network, visit