While the 2016 federal budget does invest some increased resources into key programs, the lack of increased investment in the Housing Choice Voucher program will hurt efforts to end homelessness in New Jersey and across the country. Overall domestic spending is down 12% since 2010.
The lack of affordable homes and the resources needed to maintain existing public housing has created an affordable homes state of emergency in NJ.
We plan to bring 300 people to DC for the day and New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and all of the members our state in the House will be invited.
The Reception will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are working with our partners to provide transportation from locations across the state to Washington DC.
An advocate from each district will welcome the member of Congress and introduce a speaker from the district and for both Senators will be selected to discuss the benefits of HUD funded housing and the impact of the cuts on those programs to their community. All members from the district will be included in a group photo.