Congress Should Restore Vouchers
Lost Due to Sequestration
On April 20, 2015, The Daily Record featured a Letter to the Editor, “Voucher funding key to helping homeless” that makes the case for increased federal funding for the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Letters such as these are a wonderful way to tell the story about the critical need for more vouchers.
“The best way for Congress to strengthen the Housing Choice Voucher program is to renew all of the current vouchers — 64,420 were in use across New Jersey at the end of 2014 — and restore the vouchers lost due to sequestration. Congress should adopt President Obama’s idea of targeting vouchers to help reduce homelessness among particularly vulnerable populations, including families with children and victims of domestic violence.”
Wrote Rev. Dr. Elizabeth S. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Homeless Solutions, Inc.
“I fully believe it is our responsibility to ‘care for the least among us.’ Far too many people in Morristown and the surrounding communities struggle each night to find a safe and warm place to spend the night. I see this struggle first hand.”
Drawing on her professional experience, which also includes her work as a minister, Hall wrote.
Click here for the full Letter to the Editor.