The Network would like to thank you for your participation in the May 10th Lobby Day experience.
For those of you who missed it, it was a great day and we missed you, but don’t worry, there will be others. For those of you who attended, you were exposed to a day of learning about issues, meeting with your respective legislators and attending hearings, with special emphasis on the hearing on the very low income housing bill; which our efforts were very successful, as you will remember the bill was voted out of the committee and will now head over to the Assembly floor for a full vote.
To view data from Priced Out click here.
The Network would like to keep up that momentum by asking you to help us move this bill along. On June 7th the Assembly will reconvene, please contacting your Assembly representatives and let them know how important this bill is and the need for it to get posted on their Agenda that day and eventually pass on a full Assembly vote. I have attached a fact sheet on the issue and encourage you to make sure that your representatives hears from you. Families with very low incomes earn less than 30% of the area median income, or about $25,000 per year for a family of four. People at this income have the greatest housing need. More than half of these New Jersey residents spend over half of their income on housing, making them severely cost burdened. Yet, most of the state’s housing assistance is not reaching these individuals and families. Please help us make the difference in the live of these families and individuals by contacting your representatives.
Two recent posts on this Blog may be of interest.
To view the data on HUD’s unmet housing needs click here.