The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee is responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with municipalities, counties, local finance, local public contracts, property taxes, local authorities, housing, land use, zoning and planning.
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Jasey: N.J. Must Remain Committed to Better Housing, Jobs for All

Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Vice-Chair Mila M. Jasey (D-Essex) had the following published recently in the Newark Star-Ledger:

"During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Chris Christie ignored housing at a time when New Jersey's foreclosure rate is the highest in the nation. Although the state's homeless population reflected a 16 percent increase in 2014 -- with the highest percentage of the homeless living in Essex and Union counties -- there was no mention of the men, women and children spending cold winter days on the street. Blight continues to threaten public safety and diminish quality of life for residents statewide, yet it, too, went unrecognized. And it seems that Hurricane Sandy victims will have to head to Florida if they want their governor's attention..."

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Speaker Prieto to Pursue Legislation to Strengthen Multi-Family Building Standards in Wake of Edgewater Fire

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced Friday that he is pursuing legislation to address building codes and standards in multi-family dwellings with a focus on strengthening fire safety regulations.

"Thank God this devastating fire did not result in any fatalities, but it has shattered the lives of hundreds of people and reports about how the building's materials and design may have contributed to the spread of the fire are deeply troubling," Prieto said. "Builders and developers must be held to strict safety standards to protect residents and prevent horrible events like this from happening. I am now in the process of thoroughly reviewing the relevant building codes to find areas that may need to be strengthened..."

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