Mobilizing for a Thriving NJ by Creating Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness
We need a Thriving New Jersey! Funding for community development has been drastically cut over the last decade. But now is the time to turn things around!
In one year, New Jersey will elect a new governor and legislature. We have an opportunity to organize and build support for community development among our future leaders, but we have to start working now.
Join the Housing and Community Develop Network of New Jersey on Thursday, December 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State House Annex in Trenton for the kick-off its Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign.
- All Network members in good standing are invited to send a decision making representative.
- The kick-off will take place in Committee Room 3.
This blueprint for our future identifies the investments that will strengthen our economy and make our state a place everyone can afford call home.
None of us can do this alone; together we can ensure that we have the resources necessary to create homes and strengthen our neighborhoods. With uncertainty at the federal level, decisions at by our state’s leaders will become more important than ever!
During this meeting, you 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
- Plan events that increase the visibility of the Build A Thriving NJ campaign in your area
- Organize local activities to build support for the campaign among community leaders and potential elected officials
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 next leaders of NJ must commit $600 million annually to create homes we can afford.
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.
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.