Prepare to Make Build a Thriving NJ a Priority in NJ 2017 Gubernatorial Election
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, join the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) in the Trenton area to learn more about the Build a Thriving NJ campaign.
The November 8, 2016 national election will create a major shift for those who live and work in New Jersey. Factoring in the lost State investments in housing and community development over the last decade, the stakes for next year’s gubernatorial race couldn’t be higher.
The Network has a blueprint for our future leaders which makes investments that strengthen our economy and makes our state a place everyone can call home. Together, we can inspire change that will Build a Thriving New Jersey.
Join the Network on December 15 and learn about the campaign to Build a Thriving New Jersey and what steps you can take to make affordable homes a priority issue for our elected officials.
Training attendees will:
- Learn about effective messaging from Jon Shure, senior director of Taft Communications
- Get a background on the programs that impact NJ’s community development sector
- Find out what action can take to make change in your community work.
The 2008 recession, the foreclosure crisis and Superstorm Sandy took an enormous toll on the communities in which the Network’s members work. Everyone around New Jersey has felt the impact – from our infrastructure to our businesses to the neighborhoods where we work and live. We are still recovering and our economy needs to get back on track – so that our residents have jobs that support vibrant opportunities in every corner of our state.
The Network a simple solution: start with the basics of making sure everyone can afford to call New Jersey home. If we build homes we can afford, and revitalize the communities where we work and live, we can Build a Thriving New Jersey. Our families, friends and neighbors are the heart of our state and the backbone of our economy. If we can’t afford to live here, we can’t get our economy back on track.
The next leaders of NJ must commit $600 million annually to create homes we can afford. Read more about Build a Thriving New Jersey here.
Over the last decade, state support for investments that provide the affordable homes and services that our residents and economy need, have been diverted or abandoned. (below)
We have analyzed the investment the state has made over the last 30 years and urge our elected officials to deploy $600 million annually to a strategic set of programmatic investments