COAH Should Release Affordable Housing Trust Funds

Coalition Calls on Constable to Convene COAH

COAH Should Release Affordable Housing Trust FundsThe Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey has mailed NJ Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable a letter urging him to convene a meeting of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) as soon as possible for the purpose of approving the release of municipal housing trust funds to develop and preserve more affordable housing.

Monarch Housing was one of the sixty-one organizations from across the state that signed on to the letter.

The Anti-Poverty Network hopeful that Commissioner Constable will take this opportunity and show leadership in convening COAH to quickly approve the next batch in the release of more than $140 million in available funding still being held in municipal housing trust funds.

Does your organization use social media? Please join the Anti-Poverty Network’s social media campaign by tweeting:

Broad Coalition Calls on DCA to convene COAH and release Affordable Housing TF $ #NJDCA http://tinyurl.com/lh8beg3

You can also post a Facebook status update about this critical issue. Here is a sample update:

In just 5 days APN and our partners collected 61 organizational sign-ons in support of release of Affordable Housing Trust Fund dollars. Commissioner Constable and the Council on Affordable Housing took a good first step in August – let’s keep the momentum going!

Click here for the letter.