How Congress chooses to apportion funding will be essential to limiting the harmful impacts of what will be a very tight budget at the end of the day.
center for budget and policy priorities
“People at this level of need are already going hungry,” said Sister Noreen Buttimer who works at the soup kitchen. “It’s frightening how we think about the poor.”
The House and Senate have convened a conference committee that will likely focus on whether to replace some of the sequestration cuts in place for fiscal year 2014
Rental assistance helps 300,000 veterans — the great majority poor or near poor — afford decent housing and was a central role in the 17% reduction in veterans’ homelessness.
In NJ 64,311 households currently receive assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and between 3,267 and 4, 272 families will l housing by the end of 2014.