A Call to Action: Addressing the Rise in Eviction Rates Amidst Funding ChallengesAffordability and Rising Eviction Rates in N.J.

In a recent discussion with Steve Adubato, Staci Berger, President & CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, shed light on the escalating eviction rates in New Jersey and its profound impact on families, especially children. The conversation, which highlights the critical need for affordable housing and the dire consequences of eviction, resonates deeply with us at The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP).

As we navigate these challenging times, our commitment to providing free civil legal representation and assistance to those in need has never been more vital. However, we’ve encountered a significant hurdle: the loss of local funding that supports our free legal representation for low-income tenants in Hudson County. This development threatens our ability to serve hundreds of families facing housing insecurity, at a time when our services are most needed.

The trauma of eviction extends beyond the immediate loss of shelter; it disrupts the very foundation of families, uprooting children from their schools and communities, and plunging households into crisis. Our Legal Defense and Housing Counseling Programs are designed to combat this, offering a beacon of hope and support to those navigating these turbulent waters.

Now, more than ever, we need your support. Whether through volunteering, donations, or spreading the word, your help can make a significant difference in the lives of many. Together, we can continue to fight against displacement and ensure that every individual has access to safe, stable housing.

Let’s stand united in this cause. For more information on how you can help, visit our website or contact us directly. Your support can change lives.