Both Sign on to Letter Supporting Funding McKinney-Vento at $2.231 Billion in FY 2013
New Jersey’s U.S. Senators Menendez and Lautenberg joined 26 of their U.S. Senate colleagues in signing on to the letter circulated by Senators Reed, Snowe, and Schumer in supporting robustly funding HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs.
In total, nearly 1/3 of the Senate has weighed in with Appropriations Committee leaders in support of funding for McKinney-Vento.
The President has proposed that Congress provide $2.23 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2013 for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants – a 17% increase over FY 2012.
HUD on March 13, 2012, announced the awards for 2011. The total awards for new and renewal projects in New Jersey were $38,559,292.
This is a new record. New Jersey’s total 2010 award is 7.2% higher than the total 2010 award of $38,417,591, which had been New Jersey’s most successful year to date.
Click here for details on the impact of the funding in NJ.
Thank you to Senators Menendez and Lautenberg for their long-term and continued support of efforts to end homelessness in New Jersey!
Click here to see the letter and full list of signers.