Congressional Reception to End Homelessness gains momentum!

CapitalAlmost one hundred (100) people will attend the July 11th Congressional Reception. The bus to Washington is almost full. There is still time to attend. Click here to be part of this historic event.

The Reception will be held in the Mansfield Room in the Capitol. The Room is S-207. The Reception will begin promptly at 3:30 PM and end at 5:30 PM. The draft Agenda is available for review by clicking here.

This summer Congress is voting on several bills that will increase funding that is crucial to our efforts to end homelessness. Among these are two of major significance: An increase to $1.8 billion FY 2008 appropriation for HUD McKinney-Vento programs. This will help create 15,000 units of new supportive housing.

The second is to Transform Health and Human Services into a full partner in ending chronic homelessness and meeting the services needs of all persons experiencing homelessness. Specifically this would add $80 million to the Administration’s budget for HHS in FY 2008 in SAMHSA’s Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) program to pay for services in supportive housing.

To reserve one of the few spaces left on  the bus email Richard Brown or call him at 908-272-5363. Space is limited and on a first come basis. Please identify which location you will be meeting the bus.

Pick-up Locations/Times: (Click on the address for directions)

Pick-up 1:  Lincoln School (132 Thomas St., Cranford, NJ 07016) 9:00am

Pick-up 2: United Way of Mercer County (3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg 4, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648) 10 AM

Pick-up 3: CPAC (6981 N. Park Drive East, Pennsauken, NJ  08109) 11 AM This is a new pickup location!

The bus will reach Washington, D.C. at 2:30 PM

The bus will depart Washington, D.C at 6:30 PM, and drop passengers off at each of the three parking sites.

Without your participation we will not be able to archive these goals. Take the day and join us in DC so that we can achieve these goals and make a real difference in ending homelessness in NJ!

The reception is being sponsored by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton, Monarch Housing Associates, and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness.

For more information click here.