The New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness (NJANEH) is a statewide organization that coordinated its First Annual Congressional Reception on July 11, 2007. New Jersey was well represented by more than one hundred (100) New Jersey constituents including the formerly homeless, passionate advocates and housing providers from across the state. People traveled by train, bus and car to get there to be part of this unique opportunity to meet with our legislators to let them hear firsthand issues of importance to our communities.
The New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness will be coordinating several upcoming events:
During the Congressional Recess mid-late March 2008, the NJANEH is sponsoring site visits by members of Congress to permanent supportive housing projects throughout NJ. This will provide an opportunity for the members of Congress to tour permanent housing for the homeless, see firsthand the impact McKinney Vento funding has made in their districts, and to learn more about how to end homelessness in New Jersey.
The Second Annual Congressional Reception has been scheduled for July 30, 2008. This year’s reception will build on the success of last year’s Reception and seek to have an even larger impact on federal policy issues that impact homeless individuals and families. A Save the Date form for the 2008 Congressional reception is attached. Please circulate to all interested parties.