Help available for homeowners and renters

With rent and mortgage payments due next week, residents who are out of work are understandably concerned. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has counselors available to help people work with their lenders.

A few of Atlantic City’s closed casinos are now starting to lay off workers. City officials say the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort have furloughed a large number of employees.

The volatile stock market could lead to a negative return for the state’s pension fund this fiscal year.