Sign Appropriations Letters for Funding to
End Homelessness and Create Affordable Housing
In March, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Frank Pallone, Donald Payne, Jr., Albio Sires, and Watson Coleman signed a letter supporting the administration’s request for $2.664 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) circulated the letter.
U.S. Representatives Pascrell, Pallone, Payne, Jr. Sires and Watson Coleman signed a letter supporting the administration’s request for $20.854 billion for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program, in fiscal year (FY) 2017. Representative Jerold Nadler (D-NY) circulated the letter.
By signing these letters, these leaders are helping to create homes families can afford and end homelessness in New Jersey.
A $414 million increase to $2.644B for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program would provide enough funding to maintain Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) capacity as well as:
- 25,500 more units of permanent supportive housing (PSH) to finally end chronic homelessness.
- 8,000 more rapid re-housing (RRH) interventions for families with children.
- $25 million to test innovative projects to support homeless youth which would expand HUD’s project to demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth, age 24 and under, can dramatically reduce youth homelessness.
- Renew assistance for all families currently using Housing Choice Vouchers.
- Provide $88 million for 10,000 new vouchers for homeless families with children.
- Provide $2.08 billion for housing agencies to effectively administer the program.