To read the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey’s (HCDNNJ) letter to Governor Jon Corzine on this issue click here.
What can you do to help? The HCDNNJ is encouraging everyone to contact Governor Corzine and urge him not to go back on his promise, but come forward with his overdue plan on how we will build the necessary affordable housing. The Governor needs to hear from all of us that affordable housing in New Jersey is a critical need. The latest census data shows that in New Jersey over 17 percent of homeowners with a mortgage and nearly 25 percent of renters pay over half their income for housing. Please use this sample letter to compose your own letter to the Governor and send a copy to your local newspaper
Contact the Governor by going to www.state.nj.us and following the Contact the Governor prompts. By phone: 609 292-6000. By fax: 609 292-3454. By mail: P.O. Box 001, State House, Trenton, NJ 08625-0001.
Let the Network know (send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ) when you have sent your letter, so we can gauge the impact we are making. Let Gov. Corzine know you are serious about affordable housing and that he should be, too.