NJ has the 4th highest unemployment rate and continues to be the 4th most expensive place to rent, at the same time that we have one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country.
Le reminds readers of the fact that 100,000 homeless LGBT youth are surviving on the streets this winter with only 30% finding temporary housing in shelters or transitional living programs.
It is clear that this is the worst moment to initiate an indiscriminate budget cut. Government spending at this time can spell the difference between growth and shrinkage.
Earlier this month, the California Research Bureau released, “More Than a Roof: How California Can End Youth Homelessness,” a statewide action plan to address youth homelessness.
Unlike many of the spending cuts or tax measures, which provisions in the new bill either extended for a year or made permanent, sequestration was delayed for only two months, until early March.