Catherine Weiss, partner and Chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, is quoted in InsiderNJ and Patch’s coverage of the announcement by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan of an Administrative Order protecting access to hotels and motels for individuals without safe, permanent housing, such as homeless people or individuals affected by domestic violence. The order prohibits municipalities and counties from imposing restrictions in response to COVID-19 on the ability of hotels, motels, guest houses, or private residences to accept individuals who have no alternative permanent housing. “This Administrative Order takes a crucial next step in protecting some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents from displacement and homelessness during the pandemic,” says Weiss. “Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan have conferred strong protection from eviction on those who are staying in hotels or motels because they lack safe and permanent housing.”