Make Your Voices Heard:
Week of Action May 1-8

Investments in proven solutions that create affordable homes and revitalize distressed communities benefit us all. At a time when we should be increasing those investments, President Trump is again proposing to slash these vital resources. From May 1 through May 8, the Network is joining our national partner, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), to organize the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. Organizations across NJ will host events to urge Congress to support investments that make NJ an affordable place we can all call home. 

Interested in being part of the action?
If you have a meeting, training or special event scheduled during May 1- May 8, let us know and we can list your event on the Network’s Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action to show support for affordable homes in NJ. Please contact Arnold Cohen for more information or to share your event.

Week of Action Events:

Tuesday, May 1 | 11:30 – 1pm | St. Mary’s located at 89 York St. in Jersey City.
St. Mary’s Residence in Jersey City has an unbroken history of housing low-income single women since 1902. During this open house, hear from women who have benefited from having an affordable home and see how federal funding has helped change people’s lives. For more information contact Sean Brown, [email protected]

Wednesday, May 2 | 12-2pm | Newark Public Library located at 5 Washington Street
The City of Newark Homeless Coalition will sponsor a Candidates Forum addressing homelessness. 12-1pm: At- Large Candidates; 1-2pm: Mayor Candidates. For more information: [email protected]

Thursday, May 3 | 11 am | Parkside Business & Community in Partnership located at 1487 Kenwood Avenue in Camden
Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation working in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, will celebrate a grant that will enable them to implement their resident-driven strategic plan for redevelopment of their neighborhood. They will also speak to the federal resources that allowed them to add 90 for-sale rehabbed homes and 149 units of newly constructed senior and multi-family rental housing in the Parkside and Whitman Park neighborhoods of Camden. For more information contact Sean Brown, [email protected]

Friday, May 4

Closed meeting with Senator’s Menendez’s Chief of Staff on federal policy challenges ahead and how to best address them.

Saturday, May 5th |8:30am - 1:30pm | Plainfield, NJ 
Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity will host a group of 25 women to come build a home. For more information contact Kamila Williams, [email protected]

Saturday, May 5th | 9am - 3pm | Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Habitat for Humanity has 98 women signed up to build 3 wheelchair ramps and walls for the the organization's next home. For more information contact Dianne Kinnane, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6-9pm | Nico's Restaurant located in NJPAC
La Casa de Don Pedro will celebrate the milestones and honor the heroes who are moving the needle in making New Jersey’s communities healthier. Our Theme, “Health Matters” explores the growing awareness about the social determinants of health. Register here

Tue, May 8, 2018 | 8:30-10:30am | Morris County Authority located at 99 Ketch Road, Morris Township
Housing Advocates in Morris County will be discussing their advocacy strategy during a meeting of the Morris County Housing Alliance. For more information contact Arnold Cohen, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 8 | 9am - 1pm | New Jersey Law Center located at 1 Constitutional Square in New Brunswick 
The Law and Disability Conference is held each year at the New Jersey Law Center and is cosponsored with the Community Health Law Project. The conference, a half-day program, explores the legal issues faced by New Jersey citizens who are living with a disability, HIV/AIDS, as well as elder care. It includes a session on housing policy challenges. Click here for information