Newark Resident to Speak at Congressional Reception

Tanisha Garner, entrepreneur and lifelong resident of the City of Newar

Mother of Three Supports Increased Funding for Affordable Housing at Congressional Reception

Tanisha Garner, entrepreneur and lifelong resident of the City of Newark, is a constituent of U.S. Representative Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10-D) and will speak at the Congressional Reception. She is very involved in her community where she teaches youth the art of jewelry making and creates one of a kind jewelry. She just opened her own business which is called “Chozin Designs.”

After being laid off at Verizon, Tanisha struggled to find stable employment and housing that she could afford.  She applied for Subsidized Housing which she now lives in with her three daughters.

Tanisha states that ” It is important to have subsidized housing, because it helps you get back on your feet.”

Tanisha explains that low income housing is not being built and it threatens the stability of residents who can’t afford the new luxury developments that are being built.

She also mentioned the importance of  funding educational programs and resources for New Jersey residents that are really trying to better their lives.

If you want to hear more about Tanisha’s ideas, you should attend the July 25th, Congressional Reception at the Dirksen Senate Auditorium in Washington D.C. This event will allow New Jersey residents who are working poor, below the poverty line and or impacted by homelessness to urge their elected officials in Washington to make No Cuts to Housing and remind them that Opportunity Starts at Home.

We know that by joining together and amplifying our voices, we can have an impact on the decisions that are made in Washington DC. Join Monarch Housing Associates and our 35 partners from New Jersey to make the case that homelessness is solvable a problem. The federal government must be a full partner in ensuring an adequate breadth of services are available to prevent children, people with disabilities, the elderly, and all of our neighbors in NJ from experiencing the homelessness.

Register today to attend the Congressional Reception. Everyone needs to register even if you are traveling on your own.

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