Critical to our Public Policy work are the success stories of individuals and families whose lives have been transformed when they move into homes of their own. A donation on Giving Tuesday will help our Public Policy work.
I’asia Young and Michael Folger were just two of the speakers who spoke to their elected officials about the impact of affordable housing on their lives. Both speakers are constituents of U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez.
I’asia Young works as a teacher’s assistant, lives in Trenton with her four children and spoke at the Congressional Reception. She shared her story with Senator Menendez saying, “After a few years of ‘walking on eggshells’ and finding myself homeless and then living in temporary housing, living on our home in Trenton, where I now pay my own rent has changed our lives. We now enjoy life in a good neighborhood and I can spend my free and quality time with my kids. I strongly believe that homelessness must be solved with the help of increased federal funding.”
Michael Folger of Newark joined I’asia and other advocates traveling to Washington, DC and told his story to Senator Booker. “My biggest fear is being homeless again,” says Michael. “But despite the challenges I face, I remain hopeful about my future and give back serving on a local advisory board and sharing my success story with others. My affordable housing has given me my own place to call home. I urge New Jersey’ elected officials to increase funding that will both end homelessness and treat mental health.”
Your generosity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday will:
Allow us to help even more New Jersey individuals and families share their stories of successfully transforming their lives through housing.
Help us bring constituents to Washington, DC for future Congressional Receptions and meetings with elected officials as we remind our elected officials that “Opportunity Starts at Home” and to make “No Cuts to Housing.”
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