02 Mar: Turner Measure To Encourage Abbott District Home Ownership Moves Forward

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner welcomed committee approval today of her legislation that would create a down-payment assistance program for teachers, police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers employed by an Abbott district who purchase a home within that district.

“The salaries of police officers, teachers, firefighters and sanitation workers comprise a significant part of our Abbott districts’ budgets,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “We should encourage those individuals to live within the municipality they serve and become an active participant in the city’s revitalization efforts.”