Union County Candidates Forum to Build a Thriving NJ

Candidates and Community Invited to Address Solutions to Build a Thriving NJ in Union County

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, members of the faith-based community and non-profit sector invite Union County residents to a candidates and community forum on housing affordability and how we can Build a Thriving NJ.

Candidates running for Governor of New Jersey as well as local offices have been invited to share solutions and steps they propose to boost economic activity to build a thriving New Jersey.

The forum is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The forum will take place at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at 639 Mountain Ave in Springfield.

There is no cost to attend but registration is requested.

The forum is a follow-up to the highly successful summit – Advocates Invite Union County Residents to Build a Thriving NJ – held on March 29, 2017.

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2017 will take place on November 7, 2017, to elect the Governor of New Jersey. Incumbent Republican Governor Chris Christie is term-limited and cannot run for a third consecutive term in office.

Primary elections will take place on June 6, 2017.

New Jersey utilizes a semi-closed primary system, meaning that only registered party members may vote in primary elections. However, unaffiliated voters can change their party registration and vote in either party primary on the day of the election.

  • To be registered for the primary, your voter registration form must be submitted by May 16, 2017.
  • To be registered for the general election, your voter registration form must be submitted by October 17, 2017.
  • Click here and select NJ or insert your street address and zip code for more information and to download an application to vote.

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has launched the Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign. The 2008 recession, the foreclosure crisis and Superstorm Sandy took an enormous toll on the communities in which our 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 Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign has 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.

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.

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has 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.

For more information, interested persons should contact Claire O’Neill at Monarch Housing Associates at 908-272-5363 X 234 or send an e-mail.

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