Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake & Faith-Based Leaders Hosted a Community Rally in Support of the Community Wealth Preservation Program Bill, Asking for the Governor to Take Action – InsiderNJ
Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake & Faith-Based Leaders Hosted a Community Rally in Support of the Community Wealth Preservation Program Bill, Asking for the Governor to Take Action
ORANGE, NJ – As the Community Wealth Preservation Program bill sits on Governor Philip D. Murphy’s desk awaiting his action to become law, faith-based leaders, members of the Urban Mayors Association, labor and grassroots organizations collaborated with Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake, the author of the bill, to rally support asking the Governor to sign the bill.
The rally’s theme was the morality of advancing homeownership and how working families need equity in the foreclosure process at the time of sheriff’s sale. The current sheriff sale process requires 20% of the sales price and the rest of the money due within 30 days with interest building on the 11th in the form of cash or money order. This bill creates a lane for people who fall into the following categories to only use 3.5% down, with the rest of the money due within 90 business days. This opens the door for financing opportunities for people who do not traditionally have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on hand.
Mayor Dwayne Warren of Orange stated, “It is no secret to us that the acquisition of real estate is a major pathway to prosperity for black and brown people worldwide. Homeownership has proven to be the best way to move into the middle and upper class.”
Also in attendance was State Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones, who offered his support for this legislation. Chairman Jones stated, “We are asking the Governor, who is of like mind and understands the issues we face daily, to sign this bill into law. It is the power of the people who will help get this across the finish line.”
Reverend, Dr. Carol Lynn Patterson lead the conversation on the morality of this moment. “Now is the time to call for morality as New Jersey needs a dignified economy that ensures a sustainable future for working-class families more than ever,” said Reverend Patterson.
Larry Hamm of the People Organization for Progress offered powerful remarks that painted a stark picture of the eviction process and why it is crucial for the Governor to support this bill that will help the people who supported his campaign in his time of need. “If we give you our vote, you should give us legislation that benefits our community. Let’s make calls, send emails, write letters, and whatever else is required to get this bill passed. We can understand why the George Floyd …….