Dear Editor,

Usually subsidized housing goes to the poor or elderly, but in Monmouth County it goes to select public employees – most who make over $100,000 a year in salary and benefits. Under a deal supported by Freeholders Bury and Rich, these public workers pay only a few hundred dollars a month for homes that should rent for thousands.

I’m a college student that has loans to pay off and a tuition that continues to go on the rise. I don’t get any help from the county to pay for my apartment for which I have to pay eight hundred dollars a month. I may not have a fancy job, but I work hard for every dollar I make and do not approve of our tax dollars going to the county to help pay for their beautiful homes.

It’s expensive to live in Monmouth County and I think our tax dollars should only go towards things of importance that will benefit everyone living here. Subsidized housing for high paid county workers is just wrong.

Emily Falk


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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...