Congressional Reception

Over 350 advocates traveled to Washington, DC on July 13th to meet with New Jersey congressional delegates regarding investments for housing and homelessness prevention. Advocates urged legislators to oppose spending cuts to programs that reduce access to affordable homes for NJ residents.

“NJ has an affordable homes crisis that is causing more families to double up and many are falling through the cracks and becoming homeless,” said Richard W. Brown, CEO of Monarch Housing Associates. “It is time to stop the cuts to housing programs and make sure everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home.”

“Our economy has languished after Sandy and the economic downturn. Too many NJ residents struggle to pay their rent or mortgage,” said Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ. “We need our representatives in Congress to put resources into making more homes affordable for more people. Now is not the time to cut housing resources in their budgets. Read More

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