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 want to say, No Housing Cuts, Affordable Housing is a right in America. Help us change the odds for individuals, families, children, all people that are in need of affordable housing.”
Kara Sullivan spoke about how housing has transformed her life.
She is 41 years old, has lived in her supportive housing apartment in Verona, New Jersey for over 3 years. She has a rental voucher.
She is in recovery for mental illness and substance abuse and before moving into her own apartment, she had been to treatment for a year and then lived in a halfway house. After the halfway house, she was transferred to a homeless shelter where she lived for thirteen months until she received her voucher