‘This is not just a Camden City problem, it’s a county problem, and a state problem,’ Lewis said in the NJ.Com Story. ‘They’re basically telling you ‘Which limb do you want to cut off first?’”
Examples were given about how the sequester was negatively impacting and could further negatively impact Head Start programs and the young children served and single mothers and other low-income households living in and still in need of affordable housing.
The forum encouraged Camden advocates who organized and attended the event. Monarch Housing’s CEO Richard Brown was quoted in the NLIHC article,
“Advocates and residents felt hopeless in their ability to move federal legislators to end the budget crisis, but this forum provided an example of how they can ensure their voices are heard.”