Congressman Leonard Lance Seeks Bi-Partisan Solutions
Ryan Farrell said “Congressman Leonard Lance has worked with Monarch Housing Associates in the past, visited properties in the district and is committed to working on a bi-partisan basis with representatives in the district.”
Mr. Farrell is the housing staff person for Congressman Leonard Lance who was unable to attend. Mr. Farrell expressed the Congressman’s regrets.
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.
“I’m here today to talk about Summit, a very wealthy community in New Jersey. But it also has 650 children, about 12% of the total school population, that are eligible for free and reduced lunches. There are families living at the poverty level even in the richest communities. At least 22 people sleep at the Summit train station every night,” said Lois Bhatt, the executive director of Bridges Outreach. “I am here to tell you that it’s in every town. The solution is affordable housing.”
Paul Gaudin had been scheduled to speak about the impact on his life of being unable to find an affordable home to live in. He had to leave prior to the video.