Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex) will take charge of the Assembly Housing Committee during the 220th Legislative session.
As a former banking executive and nonprofit CEO specializing in housing counseling and homelessness prevention services, Lopez comes to the committee with practical experience on the issues New Jersey tenants and homeowners face every day.
“Yvonne’s professional background and dedication to meeting the needs of New Jersey residents make her an excellent choice to lead the Assembly Housing Committee,” said Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “She will take on the many challenges residents are facing at this moment in the wake of the pandemic and beyond. We look forward to the committee’s work this session and moving legislation critical to residents’ housing needs.”
Lopez will lead the key committee responsible for addressing statewide concerns of affordable housing, housing insecurity, residential construction, homeownership, and various legislative initiatives integral to supporting communities across New Jersey.
“I am honored to serve as chair of the Assembly Housing Committee,” said Lopez. “I know firsthand the pressing housing needs and issues New Jersey residents are facing. The wide breadth of this committee will allow us to investigate these issues and continue the legacy of outstanding and impactful policy that the Housing Committee has delivered in recent years. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to make affordable, safe, and secure housing a priority in our State.”
Lopez has served in the Assembly since 2018, proudly representing the 19th Legislative District (Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, and Woodbridge).