Vouchers, McKinney Vento “Dear Colleague” Letters Receive Support

Norcross, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Jr., Sires
Menendez and Booker Show Leadership

Senator Robert MenendezThank you to the New Jersey Members of Congress who signed “Dear Colleague” letters supporting robust funding for Homes for the Homeless. We greatly appreciate their leadership in pushing the Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to fund solutions to homelessness.

In the U.S. Senate, both Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) signed a letter circulated by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

Senator Cory BookerThe letter urging the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Senate Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to support funding for the McKinney- Vento Homelessness Assistance program and $2.1 billion for Housing Choice Vouchers.

Congressman Donald NorcrossIn U.S. House of Representatives, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1), Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), and Albio Sires (D-NJ-8), signed the letter circulated by Congressman Jerald Nadler (D-NY) urging the Housing and Urban Development House Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to fund the Housing Choice Voucher program at $2.1 billion in FY2016.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter urging the Subcommittee leadership to support $2.48 billion in funding for McKinney-Vento funding in FY 2016.

From New Jersey’s Congressman Frank Pallonedelegation, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1), Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), and Albio Sires (D-NJ-8) signed the letter.

Congressman Al Green (D-TX) circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter urging the Subcommittee leadership to support $75 million in funding for the HUD-VASH program.

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.Congressmen Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) and Sires (D-NJ-8) both signed this letter.

On March 11, 2015, over 60 advocates from across New Jersey participated in a webinar to learn more about how they can join the effort to increase funding for Housing Choice Vouchers in FY16.

Congressman Bill PascrellClick here for a link to the webinar slides.

Click here for the Senate letter.

Click here for the House Housing Choice Voucher letter.

Click here for the House McKinney-Vento letter.

Click here for the House HUD-VASH letter.

We very much appreciate the leadership on these important Congressman Albio Siresissues to ending homelessness in NJ: