138 Photos from NJ Hill Day Are Now Online
Photos from the July 13, 2016 NJ Hill Day are now online.
Over 350 advocates traveled to Washington, DC to meet with the New Jersey Congressional delegates and let them know that there should be No Housing Cuts and the need for investments for housing and homelessness prevention.
Advocates urged legislators to oppose spending cuts to programs that reduce access to affordable homes for NJ residents.
Advocates convened in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and spoke directly with Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez and eleven of the twelve members of the House of Representatives about issues facing NJ renters and homeowners.
Individuals who have experienced homelessness and live in each of New Jersey’s 12 congressional districts also shared their stories spoke to their Senators and Representatives.
The following members attended:
- Senator Bob Menendez
- Senator Cory Booker
- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
- Congressman Donald Payne
- Congressman Bill Pascrell
- Congressman Donald Norcross
The following members sent senior staff:
- Congressman Frank Pallone
- Congressman Leonard Lance
- Congressman Chris Smith
- Congressman Albio Sires
- Congressman Tom MacArthur
- Congressman Frank LoBiondo
- Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen
The No Housing Cuts Policy Priorities for the Congressional Reception included:
- Support a $414 million increase to $2.644B for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Support HOME Investment Partnerships.
Restore funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) to $1.2 billion.
- Support $20.9 billion for Housing Choice Vouchers to help reduce family homelessness.
- Ensure Funding for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF),
- Expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and
- Push for Stricter Lead Standards.
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