Giving Tuesday is Today – Let’s Transform More Lives Through Affordable Homes
With your help on Giving Tuesday, Monarch Housing is working to end homelessness.
Monarch’s Housing Public Policy Team. The mission of the Public Policy Team is to advocate to ensure that adequate resources are available to end homelessness and expand the supply of supportive housing that people can afford.
Critical to our Public Policy work are the success stories of individuals and families whose lives have been transformed when they move into homes of their own.
On July 26, 2017, 450 constituents from New Jersey attended a Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The theme of the Congressional Reception was “No Cuts to Housing.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs.
Brian Kulas, Lilia Loor and Marguerite Masse were just three of the speakers who spoke to their elected officials about the impact of affordable housing on their lives. All three speakers are constituents of U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez.
Brian Kulas of East Brunswick and a constituent of U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coelman said, “All of the improvements that I made in my life, began with my rental subsidy and having my own home – being given Housing First. A rental voucher gave me the opportunity to choose a new direction for my future and discover a healthier way to live.” says Brian.
Lilia Loor, a client of Bridgeway and constituent of U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr., said, “I was once a struggling single parent and the stress was just too much for me. You see, after all the heartache, receiving housing services and support has given me a second chance in life.”
Marguerite Masse of Bogota and a constituent of U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer said, “I urge you to fight for affordable housing to help end homelessness in America today. The only way anyone can ever recover from homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse or poverty is through permanent, stable affordable housing – a place to call home.”
Your generosity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday will:
- Help us bring 450 constituents to Washington, DC for next year’s Congressional Reception as we urge our elected officials to make “No Cuts to Housing.”
- Allow us to help even more New Jersey individuals and families share their stories of successfully transforming their lives through housing.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to advancing knowledge and increasing giving to causes closest to your heart.
With your support, we and our many partners will end homelessness in New Jersey. To join us in this movement, make a contribution today or on Giving Tuesday, November 28th!