Highest Funding Levels Critical to Ensure that Opportunity Starts at Home in NJ
On September 12, 2019, the U.S. Senate adopted its 302(b) allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 20 last week.
- For Housing and Services, we request that our elected officials support an increase of $217 million to $2.6 billion in funding for the McKinney- Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants help Americans experiencing homelessness receive adequate outreach, shelter, transitional housing, supportive services, rent subsidies, and permanent housing. This increase will ensure that people impacted by homelessness receive necessary services in order to produce change.
- For Affordable Homes, we request that our elected officials protect and expand the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program to help connect families to areas of opportunity with access to good schools, well- paying jobs, healthcare and transit. Vouchers have proven to reduce child poverty, stabilize families, and contribute to healthy communities. Fully funding vouchers in use, increasing the number of vouchers, and incentivizing state and regional voucher administration are essential in ensuring accessible and affordable homes for all Americans.