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Assembly Approves Wimberly, Speight, Reynolds-Jackson Bill to Create New Jersey Eviction Crisis Task Force

With the goal to closely examine how recent eviction trends have impacted residents, landlords, local governments and New Jersey as a whole, the full Assembly on Thursday passed legislation (A-4517) to establish the “New Jersey Eviction Crisis Task Force” to study these issues and make recommendations for creating new and more efficient housing policies. The measure was approved 74-1.

Bill’s sponsors, Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic), Shanique Speight (D-Essex) and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), issued the following joint statement:

“Evictions continue to be a major housing issue in our state. This task force will convene the various stakeholders, including housing experts, community advocates, legislators and legal professionals, to take a comprehensive look at this crisis that has impacted so many families and individuals.   

“By studying recent trends in evictions throughout New Jersey, identifying the impact of evictions on renters, landlords, and local governments, and recommending legislation and strategies, we can help create more effective and efficient policies to help reduce evictions in the Garden State.”