Urge Gov. Murphy to Endorse Funding for Code Blue Bill & Support Emergency Assistance


SIGN ON: Urge Gov. Murphy to Endorse Funding for Code Blue Bill & Support Emergency Assistance 

The Network will be sending a letter to Governor Murphy on two items to protect the State's most vulnerable residents:

  1. The State Legislature passed legislation (S2737/A4177) to allow a county to increase its homelessness trust funds by two dollars to be used for code blue emergency shelter services. We need the Governor to sign the bill into law.

  2. The Governor vetoed legislation that would overturn the current lifetime cap on Emergency Assistance (EA) benefits for the homeless and most vulnerable to allow the State to provide assistance for up to 18 months within any seven-year period. We need the Governor to work with the legislature to quickly introduce a new bill to address this issue.

If you want your organization included as an endorser of this letter, please let us know by close of business Tuesday, February 19 to OPT IN. Click here to sign on!

NJ Consolidated Plan Webinar This Thursday, February 14 at 10am

The State of New Jersey is in the process of developing its 2019 Action Plan. The Plan outlines how the State will allocate its funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the next fiscal year.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has scheduled a webinar to obtain public input on the housing and community development needs throughout the State and identify the priorities that should be addressed next fiscal year utilizing federal funding; the comments received will assist DCA in developing its 2019 Annual Action Plan.

Anyone interested in participating in the call must register in advance; please contact Lisa Downes via e-mail at [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the webinar for instructions on how to access the webinar. Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 14 at 10am.

For those persons who are unable to attend the webinar, written comments on the needs of the State may be submitted to Terence Schrider, NJ Department of Community Affairs PO Box 051, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0051 or emailed to [email protected] until February 28, 2019. Click here to learn more.

145 W Hanover St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
[email protected]

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