Assembly Majority Office - 1/8/2018

The new law (A-4406) will provide emergency assistance, typically in the form of rental assistance, to individuals or families who are homeless or in a temporary living arrangement due to imminent or demonstrated domestic violence that imperils their health and safety.

"When a domestic violence victim makes the decision to flee their home and their abuser, the circumstances are usually dire," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "They often don't have the luxury of time or the financial means to plan for other accommodations. Knowing they have access to emergency assistance may help some victims escape a dangerous or even deadly situation.