Take Action Now! Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures!
**The NJ Legislature needs to TAKE URGENT ACTION to prevent mass evictions and foreclosures!**
The Assembly Housing Committee voted and passed A4226, which was combined with A4034. This bill will help thousands of people across NJ stay in their homes – which is critical right now during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Now we need YOU to help us push Assembly Speaker Coughlin to post the bill for a vote on the Assembly floor -especially now that they have missed the July 1st deadline and the rent is due for thousands of NJ low income residents.
Please use this form to send an email and to send a tweet – also please call Speaker Coughlin at 732-855-7441.
We also need help asking your Assembly representatives to support this bill and to sign on as co-sponsors if they haven’t already. Please email and call your Assembly Representatives.
*Thanks to the tireless work of advocates and activists like yourselves, we now have a growing number of co-sponsors!
You can use this campaign action to Thank the co-sponsors – if your legislator is a co-sponsor they will now receive a thank you email and thank you tweet when you take action!
We are advocating for the following principles in A4226/A4034:
- Support Renters’ Right to a Home: Many New Jerseyans will need fair and equitable repayment plans since most people cannot afford to pay all of their back rent. Renters also need a fair process to mediate an agreement with their landlord before being evictions. Every renter needs to be protected – no exceptions
- Make Mortgage Forbearance Mandatory and Universal: Because every mortgage holder is different, and treats their customers differently, we have to legislate a standard that will help all New Jerseyans and not depend on the bank to do the right thing. Missed payments need to be added to the back end of mortgage terms. Homeowners need up to a year of mortgage forbearance. These standards need to apply to all homeowners – no exceptions.
- Protect Consumers: There should be no negative credit reporting for having missed rent or mortgage payments during the crisis.
Please TAKE ACTION today and help thousands of New Jerseyans stay in their homes!