To broaden their multi-sector effort, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign selected seven state partners to receive capacity-building grants to broaden and diversify each state’s housing coalition to engage other sectors. The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is the state partner In New Jersey. Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor for the Network, is coordinating their effort. Please communicate with Arnold at [email protected] about your efforts to support OSAH and/or if you’d like to work further on the campaign. Learn more about Opportunity Starts at Home by visiting www.opportunityhome.org.

We ask you to take two actions:

1. Have your organization support the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign to advocate for more robust and equitable federal housing policies. To view, click here. 

2. Send a pre-formatted letter to our elected officials that you support two Federal housing bills just introduced with bi-partisan support that address eviction and more vouchers. See our November 2019 letter signed by advocates urging Congressional leaders to support Opportunity Starts at Home.

Media:

1. Monarch Housing Blog post by Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor - “Two Federal Bi-Partisan Bills To Address Homelessness Introduced”
2. NY Times coverage of the Eviction Crisis Act - "Many Renters Who Face Eviction Owe Less Than $600"

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