Congressman Donald Norcross Speaks at Hill Day

We All Need a Place to Call Home Says Congressman Donald Norcross

Congressman Donald Norcross spoke at the July 13, 2016 Congressional Reception about the importance of housing and his support for No Housing Cuts.

“I look at this as one of the most important things we can do,” said Congressman Donald Norcross.

“Everyone (should have) opportunity to have a place to call home, where they feel save, they have an opportunity for a job and a future.”

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.

In addition to the Network and Monarch Housing, 24 organizations and the Aldrich Foundation supported NJ Hill Day.

Stefan Robinson, Peer Provider, Hospital Services, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey said ”Homelessness is not an option. We strive for better and deserve more.”

Asheley spoke about how housing has transformed her life. She is 30 years old, lives in supportive housing in Audubon, New Jersey with her four children ages 10, 9 and 7 years old and 4 months.

Prior to moving in to her own apartment with the help of Resources for Human Development in Camden County, she was homeless for about three years. She stayed with friends and slept in cars in Camden and Gloucester Counties. She had been living paycheck to paycheck and could not keep up with everyday expenses.

She says that “now I am much more responsible with my kids and their doctor appointments.”

“I love having my own space,” says Asheley.

The video was taken by Jay Everett of Monarch Housing.

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