Despite rising housing costs, the budget level funds housing with no dollars for housing production or foreclosure.
Please note the following:
$2 million will be dedicated to provide housing vouchers to approximately 200 individuals receiving support services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, which is new funding.
The budget maintains the $17.1 million of combined State and Federal funding for the Division of Family Development’s Social Services for the Homeless Program, which provides assistance to New Jersey residents at risk of homelessness but are ineligible for WorkFirst New Jersey or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
$42 million in combined State and dedicated funding for the State Rental Assistance Program will continue.
$9 million in combine State and dedicated fund for homelessness prevention and emergency shelters also continue.