A-1000 provides for a $10.5 million increase to the State Rental Assistance Program to provide 1,000 new housing vouchers over the course of the fiscal year.
“With housing so expensive in New Jersey, we clearly need to do more to help families struggling to make ends meet and find decent, affordable housing. We know it’s makes fiscal sense to help those in need find homes they can afford than it is to provide costly services. This is the right thing in every way.”
Said Green (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset), who chairs the Assembly housing panel that recently heard testimony on ways to combat poverty in the state.
“Families living in homes they can afford have better health and their children do better in school. If we invest in our communities, we can save money and improve the quality of life for all of our residents. Accepting the status quo is unacceptable. We need to do more and this is a fiscally responsible approach.”