Jasey: N.J. Must Remain Committed to Better Housing, Jobs for All

(TRENTON) — 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…”

To read the rest of Assemblywoman Jasey’s op-ed, click here.