Networks’ Thriving Thursdays and State Budget Advocacy Begin This Week
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy delivers his state budget.
This budget is crucial to the work we all do and the communities we serve. Investments in housing and community development create jobs, homes, provide valuable services and strengthen neighborhoods.
We must act now to let Governor Phil Murphy know that restoring $600 million annually into homes we can afford will build a thriving New Jersey. This investment into proven programs will allow all of us to continue to call New Jersey home.
Each week until March 13, 2018, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) members including Monarch Housing Associates, partners and allies will participate in a series of activities to encourage Governor Murphy to make this investment.
Restoring $600 million annually into housing and community development is crucial to New Jersey. Investments in housing and community development create jobs, homes, provide valuable services and strengthen neighborhoods.
Please keep an eye on your inboxes and social media for more information from the Network on how you can contact Gov. Murphy during Thriving Thursdays.
Advocacy activities will take place on the following Thursdays:
- February 15,
- February 22,
- March 1, and
- March 8.
With your support and the support of Governor Murphy, we can Build a Thriving NJ!
One of the ways we can Build a Thriving New Jersey is by expanding the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) program.
NRTC is one of the state’s biggest public-private success stories. Every dollar invested has leveraged and addition $7-$9. The Network requests that Governor Murphy increase the program to $30 million as part of the Build a Thriving New Jersey effort to include $600 million for housing and community development in the state budget.
The Network works to improve the environment for the work of community development corporations (CDCs), and to strengthen their capacity to create housing and revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New Jersey.