“No Cuts to Housing” Theme of Congressional Reception
Building on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Receptions planning has begun for the 2018 Reception.
Last year’s theme was “No Cuts to Housing.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. As Diane Yentel said when she spoke at the 2017 Supportive Housing Conference “the reception was one of the best advocacy initiatives of 2017 and it helped to make a difference.”
The impact of sequestration and budget cuts has reduced the budget of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as other domestic programs. The lack of affordable homes and the resources needed to maintain existing public housing has created an affordable housing state of emergency in NJ.
How can you help make the 2018 Congressional Reception a Success?
The success of the Receptions is based on the support of our partners.
Photos and Videos from the 2017 Congressional Reception
We have shared 234 photos from last years event. All of the photos were taken by Asish Patel. Please share and/or use them on your website, social media or other materials. All we ask is to credit the source and photographer. To view, like and share on the public gallery on Facebook click here.
In addition, we have shared 21 videos from the event. All of the Congressional Reception videos were taken by Jay Everett. Please share and/or use them on your website, social media or other materials. All we ask is to credit the source and person.
Finally, we have videos of 15 Facebook Live Interviews. Monarch Housing Associates Intern Isabel Santos interviewed many of the 450 people from New Jersey who attended the event about why they supported increased housing funding.