Budget Campaign for Affordable Housing

Network and SHA Call for $150M State Investment

Budget Campaign for Affordable HousingThe Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network), the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA), and other partners have joined in a budget campaign this to secure a $150 million state investment to create affordable housing.

New Jersey needs to support the creation of homes for working families, seniors and people with disabilities, to improve the economic future for all our state’s residents.

Within the $150 million total, the special needs community is requesting:

  1. $20 Million from the general fund to be set aside for 2,000 critically needed new State Rental Assistance Vouchers (SRAPS),
  2. $25 Million earmarked from the State’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund for construction and rehabilitation of housing, and
  3. Robust supportive services for special needs populations in order for them to maintain housing stability.

The Network and SHA advocate for the broad need to invest in affordable homes for all residents including those living with mental illness, addictions, developmental disabilities, physical impairments and the homeless.

It is critical that NJ legislators be contacted as soon as possible with the above request for adequate funding for affordable homes so that low-income individuals have safe, decent places live throughout NJ.

What you can do now:

  • Visit, write, fax or email your State Senator and Assemblyperson(s). Click here to find you legislators and how to contact them.,
  • Convey your story as a provider, family member, consumer or concerned citizen, and
  • Write a letter to the editor or Op Ed to you local newspaper or electronic media.

Click here for more information and talking points.