NJ Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Website
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has updated its national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) website, with state-specific information on HTF allocation plans.
Each state page identifies the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) advocacy point person and HTF state-designated entity (SDE) and provides important documents for each state:
- draft allocation plans,
- official notices of public hearings or public comment periods, and
- notable statements or letters submitted to SDEs by advocates.
Resources developed by NLIHC such as state-specific model allocation plans and webinar recordings are also available. The website also provides a calendar of important dates regarding national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) implementation and allocation plans, including the date, time and location of upcoming public hearings and the deadlines for public comment.
The national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Point Person in New Jersey is Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Coordinator, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
Resources available on the New Jersey State Resources page include:
- Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey recommendations for use of HTF dated April 21, 2016 (PDF)
- New Jersey-specific model Allocation Plan by NLIHC (PDF)
- Recording of NLIHC’s New Jersey-specific Allocation Plan advocacy webinar dated May 17, 2016 (WMV)
- Slides from NLIHC New Jersey-specific Allocation Plan advocacy webinar dated May 17, 2016 (PDF)
- HTF Model Allocation Plan (PDF)
NLIHC staff will be updating these pages on an ongoing basis.
In advance of the first allocations of the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), NLIHC is working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible.
As background, home is the foundation. But for the 7.1 million of the poorest households in America for whom even a modest rental home is un-affordable and unavailable, life is a daily struggle for survival.
Families in this situation find themselves making impossible choices between food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and rent. When illness, job loss or other tragedy strikes, they often become homeless. It shouldn’t be this way.
That’s why the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) exists – to create and maintain rental homes that are affordable and available to the lowest income households in America.
The NHTF was established in July 2008 as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA).
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