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Congressman Holt reiterates his support for ending homelessness

Homelessness happens in every community!

It is not about programs it is about people!

Congressman Rush Holt speaking at the Congressional Reception

Congressman Rush Holt speaking at the Congressional Reception

Congressman Rush Holt, spoke with passion and vigor about his commitment to supporting the reauthorization of McKinney-Vento as well as adequate funding for housing and services to end homelessness. He reminded those in attendance that homelessness can and does happen in every community and can happen to anyone. He complimented those in attendance for their dedication to helping others and not simply implementing programs.

Congressman Holt’s comments can be heard by using the audio link below. To listen to the other speeches and to view photos from the Congressional Reception click here. To view only the speeches click here.


More than two hundred formerly homeless people, passionate advocates and housing providers from across the state attended the July 30th event. In addition to Congressman Pascrell the event was attended by Senator Lautenberg Senator Menendez who hosted the event, and Congress members Pascrell and Ferguson also attended.

by Richard W. Brown

Richard W. Brown, has more than forty-two years experience in both housing development and community organizing. Since 1991 Mr. Brown has been the Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Housing Associates, the 1995 Governor’s Excellence in Housing Award winner in the organization category.. To read more about Richard and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Mr. Brown an email.

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