Homes for NJ and Network advocate on NJN for affordable housing plan

The New Jersey Network (NJN) last night broadcasted a  five minute video on the need for New Jersey to develop an affordable housing plan to achieve the goal of 100,000 affordable units

Homes for New Jersey Executive Director Alison Badgett and Paige Carlson-Heim, the Managing Director of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey spoke of the need for affordable housing. To watch the video click here. It will only be available until next Monday.

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 jpicard@hcdnnj.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.