On March 21, Monarch Housing to Honor Richard Brown’s Work Advocating for Housing Opportunities for All

Richard Brown with constituents from NJ's 3rd Congressional District at 2017 Congressional Reception

Join Us in Two Weeks for a Celebration of an Unwavering Commitment to Ensure That Opportunity Starts at Home

Monarch Housing Associates invites you to join us on Thursday, March 21 as we celebrate Richard Brown’s retirement and recognize his 28 years of leadership, partnerships and unwavering commitment to advocacy work to ensure that all of our neighbors have a home. Our March 21 Celebration is only two weeks away.  You can click here to purchase your ticket today and join us on March 21.

We will celebrate Richard and his life’s work as he moves on to new adventures. The celebration will be an evening reception on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Forsgate Country Club. Ticket prices are $100.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

There is another way to honor Richard and help continue his work of ensuring that all of our neighbors have a home they can afford.  You can make donation to the Richard Brown Advocacy Fund. Your donation will support Monarch’s efforts to continue this important work.

Throughout his 28 years leading Monarch Housing, Richard led the organization of the first New Jersey Congressional Reception traditionally held on a July afternoon in Washington, D.C. In recent years, the Congressional Reception has drawn crowds of over four hundred constituents from New Jersey.  These constituents travel to D.C. by bus and the Congressional Reception attended by every member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation and their staff.

Events such as the Congressional Reception have been successful due to the many advocacy partnerships that Richard built and strengthened including those with Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA), the Anti-Poverty Network (APN), the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (the Network) and countless other advocacy groups and nonprofits working to end homelessness and create affordable homes.

It is difficult to summarize all of Richard’s advocacy achievements but here are a few examples from recent years. Through his leadership of Monarch Housing’s Public Policy work, Richard was instrumental in the planning of two recent public policy forums, one focusing on the eviction crisis and the other on The Color of Law.

Richard led efforts to organize Homeless Sabbath Weekend and Homeless Vigil events in Union County, which is home to Monarch Housing’s Cranford office. Each spring, Richard joined the Network and other partners from New Jersey participating in the Hill visits taking place during the annual  National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Public Policy Forum Hill Visits.

Looking further back through Monarch’s history, through its advocacy work and under Richard’s leadership, Monarch Housing provided statewide leadership on ending homelessness and served as a founding member of the NJ Advocacy Network to End Homelessness. 

Click here to join us on March 21 and support the Richard Brown Advocacy Fund.