Public Policy

Public policy, advocacy and lobbying to end homelessness and expand supportive housing in NJ.

Yesterday our friends at Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute released Not Enough To Live On: Characteristics of Households Below the Real Cost of Living in New Jersey. The report documents that “one of every five New Jersey families does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities — housing, food and child […]

More than 100 have registered to attend! Six weeks prior to the 2nd Annual Congressional Reception, more than one hundred (100) formerly homeless, passionate advocates and housing providers from across the state have registered to attend the July 30th event. If you want to register now is the time to do so. Click here to […]

On Friday June 20, 2008, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), chair of the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Financial Services Committee, will hold a hearing on H.R. 5772, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2008. The bill, which was introduced in April by Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Judy […]

The House Ways and Means Committee has approved H.R. 5720: Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 a bill sponsored by committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). The bill according to Affordable Housing Finance will “temporarily expand the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and tax exempt housing bond programs, revise some of the program rules and requirements, […]