The NJ legislature approved additional lifetime emergency assistance. The bill passed the Senate and Assembly and now awaits the Governor’s signature.
Call your assembly members and urge them to vote in favor of both of these bills – A1887/S1965 and S866/A3294 – to help the most vulnerable in NJ.
Fewer housing vouchers used in 2013 due to sequestration may result in permanent loss of units; deferral of public housing repairs may result in shuttering of units.
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
The overall rate of food insecurity, 14.5 percent of households, has remained fairly consistent since 2008, when food insecurity levels rose, likely due to the economic downturn.