A group of almost 20 advocates from across New Jersey met with both U.S. Senate offices and all 11 Members of the House urging them to support federal policy prioritiesthat would create Homes for the Homeless.
Across Capitol Hill that day, over 235 participants from 33 states visited Congressional offices taking part in over 200 meetings, including 48 in which a Member joined the conversation in person. New Jersey advocates were part of 10% of the meetings across the country that included a Member!
New Jersey was proud to be part of this important effort which focused Homes for the Homeless and the policy priorities focused on funding to create more housing which would transform the lives of the residents while having a positive impact on creating jobs.
Make Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness a Priority in the Federal Budget
Restore Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
Ensure Funding for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
Increase the capacity of Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs
Provide Additional Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) for Areas Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters