Assembly Human Services

The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
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Mukherji and McKnight Bill Ensuring Emergency Assistance for Residents Experiencing Severe Hardship Clears Assembly Panel

In an effort to assist New Jersey residents experiencing severe hardship, Assembly Members Raj Mukherji and Angela McKnight has sponsored legislation ensuring that these individuals receive crucial state assistance to help meet basic needs. The bill cleared the Assembly Human Services Committee Thursday.

“Our state’s Emergency Assistance program serves as a critical lifeline in situations where residents may have lost their home or possessions due to a catastrophe or are unemployed and on the verge of being forced out onto the street,” said Mukherji (D-Hudson). “This bill would ensure that someone experiencing extreme hardship or facing homelessness a second time isn’t disqualified from receiving the helping hand they need to get back on their feet, while safeguarding the system from abuse.”

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