Congressional Reception Highlighted that the Opportunity to Rent an Affordable Home Remains Out of Reach to Many Extremely Low-Income NJ Households
Thank you to our state and national partners, donors and bus sponsors for making the July 26 Congressional Reception a success!
We truly appreciate your support of the Congressional Reception and dedication to helping make clear to our elected officials in Washington, DC that there can be “No Cuts to Housing.”
- 37 partners from across New Jersey,
- 5 national speakers,
- 2 national partners,
- 3 in-kind sponsors, and
- 13 individual sponsors.
This slideshow includes the names of all of our supporters in each of the 5 categories.
Using its current Out of Reach data, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) prepared both a state and district by district housing profiles that lay out just how unaffordable rental housing is to our most vulnerable neighbors in New Jersey.
Many renters in New Jersey are extremely low income (ELI) i.e. households with income less than the poverty guideline or 30% of area median income (AMI), whichever is higher.
Across New Jersey, there is a deficit of rental homes both affordable and available to ELI households, many of whom face significant housing burdens.
NLIHC’s congressional district profiles highlight for each member of Congress, the percentage of ELI renters in their districts who are severely cost burdened.
The Congressional Reception was part of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)’s Our Homes Our Voices National Week of Action.
Advocates convened in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and spoke directly with Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez and to nine of the twelve members of the House of Representatives about the housing crisis facing renters and individuals experiencing homelessness in New Jersey.
Individuals who have experienced homelessness and live in each of New Jersey’s 12 congressional districts shared their stories with their Senators and Representatives.
The following members attended:
- Senator Bob Menendez
- Senator Cory Booker
- Congressman Donald Norcross
- Congressman Frank LoBiondo
- Congressman Chris Smith
- Congressman Frank Pallone
- Congressman Leonard Lance
- Congressman Albio Sires
- Congressman Bill Pascrell
- Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.
- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
The following members sent senior staff:
The following members did not participate: