Making the Case for Funding for Vouchers for the Homeless

Your Voice in the Newspaper
Can Help Advocacy Efforts

Making the Case for Funding for Vouchers for the HomelessAdvocates in New Jersey are urging Congress to fund restore funding for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

This includes:

  • Providing sufficient funding to renew all Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) in use in 2015 and include in the FY 2016 appropriations an additional $512 million for 67,000-targeted vouchers to restore the vouchers lost to sequestration
  • Targeting new vouchers to vulnerable populations including homeless families, veterans who are unable to receive HUD-VASH vouchers, victims of domestic and dating violence, and Family Unification Program families

One way that you can help us reinforce to Congress just how critical this funding is submitting an op-ed piece about the need for more voucher funding in your community to the daily paper that covers your city or town. Your member of Congress and his/her staff read New Jersey papers!

Op-ed pieces can come from faith leaders, homeless service and housing providers and advocates, educators and other community leaders.

If you are interested in learning more about submitting an Op-ed piece, please contact Kate Kelly.