Archive for Tag: New Jersey renters

Renters deserve more help. DePhillips will keep pushing until they get it.

TRENTON, N.J. – A Moody’s study found that the average American household is rent burdened, defined as spending 30% or more of their income on housing costs, for the first time in history. New Jersey has had this problem for years. “This 30% is a symbolic threshold, a milestone,”...

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Affordable housing bills advanced yesterday ignore renters, says DePhillips. ‘There’s a better way.’

TRENTON, N.J. – While rent is increasing at record paces in New Jersey and far above the national average, the state Assembly isn’t taking action to provide more relief for renters, despite considering a slate of bills intended to make housing more affordable Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says helping renters...

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DePhillips asks speaker to support bill helping renters make ends meet

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin yesterday asking him to post a bill that increases the property tax deduction for tenants to 30% of rent from 18%. “Helping renters, often among the working poor and middle class, is a bipartisan initiative,” wrote...

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