LINDEN, NJ - On Monday, Union County Democratic Committee Chairman and 22nd District Senator Nick Scutari released a statement regarding the memorial for Assemblyman Jerry Green.

"I personally wish to thank the hundreds of friends, colleagues, and constituents of Jerry Green who have contacted us recently to express their sorrow at his recent passing. Jerry truly touched so many lives, and it’s incredible to witness this nearly constant outpouring of support. As it states in Jerry’s obituary, his family has arranged for private services. At the moment, we are planning a public memorial befitting a person such as my friend Jerry Green. I would encourage those who knew him best and wish to come together to memorialize such a terrific life, to do so at that venue. Once those arrangements are finalized, we will of course make them public. In the meantime, feel free to keep contacting us."

Green's obituary states that he "may be best remembered for his fight for affordable housing, a persistent issue in the state.  As Chairman of the Housing and Community Development and Joint Committee on Housing Affordability, he supported affordable housing bills and worked very closely with State organizations that support housing affordability for all residents."

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Last summer, Assemblyman Green announced that the Plainfield YMCA would undergo construction to create affordable housing for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.  TAPinto Plainfield is owned by Queen City Daily LLC, a division of the Plainfield YMCA. 

Green had said, "I would like to thank the State of New Jersey and congratulate YMCA President Ravenell Williams and YMCA Board President Kieran Anderson, for working with my office on these efforts. This is a unique housing project in Plainfield that many state residents will benefit from. We will be home to only the second facility in the state to provide housing for youth aging out of foster care. I couldn't be happier than to know that our Queen City is leading the way in providing these life-changing services."

Assemblyman Green's full obituary can be found on the the G.G. Woody Funeral Home.