The Coming Eviction Crisis–ECS Issues Briefing

Recording of the ECS-NJ Issues Briefing on “The Coming Eviction Crisis”

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Continuing financial disruption caused by the pandemic combined with record-high real estate costs and the expected end of government programs such as eviction moratoriums, enhanced unemployment benefits, and stimulus payments is expected to cause a record number of evictions in the coming months. Hardest hit will be those in our society who are among the most vulnerable and those who have experienced continued systemic oppression. How do we as Christians and as the church respond to this crisis?

In this Issues Briefing sponsored by Episcopal Community Services–NJ, attorney and advocate Connie M. Pascale will discuss ways you can help those affected by the coming crisis.

Guest Speaker

Mr. Connie M. Pascale is a retired attorney who has been involved with housing, homelessness and poverty-related representation and advocacy for more than four decades, primarily as a Legal Services staff attorney and administrator. Much of his legal work centered on defending tenants in eviction cases and litigating other matters involving the rights of subsidized and unsubsidized renters. Connie served for many years as Chief Section Counsel (Housing) for Legal Services of New Jersey, and was the Executive Director of Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services from 1992 to 1997. During his career, Connie has also been affiliated with non-profit groups dedicated to the production of subsidized and affordable housing. Since his retirement, he has continued to engage in policy advocacy as a member of, and volunteer with, several local, regional and statewide groups and grassroots community organizations focused on the housing and shelter needs, rights and concerns of low-income people.