All but two members of New Jersey’s House delegation, U.S. Representatives Scott Garrett and Rush Holt, voted in favor of the bill. Both Senators Menendez and Booker voted in favor.
In 2012 in NJ, a person with a disability received SSI benefits equal to $729 per month. This income was equal to 14.0% of the area median income.
The Section 811 Program is a lifeline for people in the disability community who want to live normal lives in society, but cannot afford the cost of even modest rental housing.