Kelly urges us all to make our voices heard and protest the proposed cuts that would devastate our New Jersey neighbors who are already struggling. Kelly is also the President & CEO of Gateway Community Action Partnership which serves Southern New Jersey.
“What can we do? Make our voices heard. Communicate clearly with your family and friends what is at stake. Also, communicate your thoughts and concerns with our leaders, by letter, phone, email or social media to ensure they know we’re paying attention,” writes Kelly.
Monarch Housing Associates is proud to have Gateway Community Action Partnership as one of our 38 partners in the planning for the July 26 Congressional Reception in Washington, DC. The Congressional Reception provides us all with the opportunity to use our voices to push for “No Housing Cuts.”
Kelly writes about the devastating cuts proposed in President Trumps budget. “Some of what he wants to cut or eliminate completely would cause a lot of difficulty, heartache and struggle for a fair number of people in Cumberland County and throughout South Jersey.”
Kelly highlights the proposed devastating cuts proposed by the Trump Administration to food and heating assistance. Education funding is also at risk.
“The administration also wants to eliminate the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the general Community Development Block Grant Program, both of which provide essential resources for lower-income residents to get critical repairs done on their homes or make accessibility improvements for the disabled. Overall, cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development would be roughly $4.8 billion,” writes Kelly.
“When I think about roughly $26 billion that would be “saved” through these cuts and then consider the hardships that would be inflicted on those who are sustained by these programs, it’s just cruel,” writes Kelly
Gateway Community Action Partnership (formed and incorporated as Tri-County Community Action Agency Inc.) is the designated Community Action Program (CAP) for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in Southern New Jersey and also provides services in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May and Mercer counties, as well as Philadelphia, Pa.
As a CAP, Tri-County helps low- and moderate-income residents identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.