The themes of this summer’s Congressional Reception will once again be “No Cuts to Housing” and “Opportunity Starts at Home.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. This summer’s Congressional Reception builds on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception.
As Diane Yentel President and CEO of the NLIHC said when she spoke at the 2017 Supportive Housing Conference “the reception was one of the best advocacy initiatives of 2017 and it helped to make a difference.”
The impact of sequestration and budget cuts has reduced the budget of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as other domestic programs. The lack of affordable homes and the resources needed to maintain existing public housing has created an affordable housing state of emergency in NJ.