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*** WEDNESDAY ADVISORY *** July 25 ***
Wimberly to Host First Assembly Housing and Community Development Public Hearing on NJ Affordable Housing Concerns
Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Chair Benjie Wimberly will convene a Wednesday hearing to discuss the issue of affordable housing. The committee will receive testimony from invited speakers and the public.
In an effort to start a fresh discussion on housing concerns, Wimberly plans to hold similar forums throughout New Jersey.
"It is no secret that the cost of living in New Jersey is among the highest in the nation. And, currently, we are at an all-time high in terms of demand for affordable housing," Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "We face a severe shortage of affordable homes in our state. This concerns us as a legislative body and committee."
Among the invited guests for tomorrow's hearing: Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, Fair Share Housing Center, the New Jersey Apartment Association and Community Investment strategies.
The hearing will start at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 16 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
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