The event included moving speeches from Professor Kasturi Dasgupta and Shaquana Thompson, as well as the opportunity to hear from two state legislators: Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr., and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia.
Participants built advocacy skills and developed advocacy plans for key anti-poverty efforts in conference workshops. Monarch Housing’s Richard Brown and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s (the Network) Arnold Cohen presented a workshop, “Housing: The United for Homes Campaign.” The workshop focused on the effort to support funding for the National Housing Trust Fund.
“The Anti-Poverty Network’s Annual Summit provided an excellent opportunity for the Network and Monarch Housing to explain the critical work being done to fund the National Housing Trust Fund. We hope that attendees will joining us in urging their elected officials to endorse United for Homes.”