26 Jan: Turner/Rice Bill To Assist With Home Ownership Passes Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner and Ronald L. Rice that would create a program in the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) that would help those eligible under the Federal Section 8 housing program to purchase a home in New Jersey.

“New Jersey has made great strides in the fight to provide more affordable housing to low income families and seniors, even as the Federal government looks to cut programs,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “Most of our efforts so far have focused on providing rent assistance and we’re looking to go even further, making home ownership an option to many who would not be able to do it without the help of their community.”