2019 Budget Cuts Signal a Longer Recovery for the Homelessness Crisis

The Affordable Care Act Repealed and $6 Trillion in Budget Cuts are Made to Federal Programs

The FY19 budget resolution passed the U.S. House Budget Committee by a 21-13 vote. This budget would keep tax cuts made in 2017 negatively affecting low income families that rely on government assistance programs. This budget repealed the Affordable Care Act and made $6 trillion in budget cuts to government assistance programs, including housing assistance programs.

  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act directly affects homelessness efforts as most of the homeless population relies on healthcare assistance to get out of the cycle of chronic homelessness.
  • When people can attend to their mental and physical health needs, they can also focus on rebuilding and stabilizing their lives.
  • This budget resolution currently awaits a vote on the House floor. If passed, the budget resolution would mainly benefit corporations and the wealthy, while leaving at risk individuals even more vulnerable.
  • This budget resolution would also lead to the homeless population seeking help from much more costly emergency department assistance, ultimately increasing the amount of taxpayer dollars funding ineffective interventions.

If you are passionate about providing affordable housing in New Jersey, you should attend the July 25th, a Congressional Reception will be held 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.

Click here for more information about the Congressional Reception.

You can also follow @OppStartsatHome in order to learn more about the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign.

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