Poverty has stubbornly remained at record levels not seen in 50 years. If this trend is to end, this must be a core issue for 2017.
Advocates in Christie's home state say the governor has spent the last six years essentially waging a war on affordable housing in New Jersey.
The cuts were the largest sudden change in policy towards those at risk of being homeless since the late 1980s or early 1990s, all to save money.
The emergency housing assistance program these people rely on isn't ending because the money that supports it suddenly ran out.
People with the greatest needs should not have to pay for the NJ’s failure to plan. It is the State’s job to figure out a solution.