Early registration has begun for the NAEH 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness which will be held from July 29 to July 31, 2014 in DC.

Picking up the Pieces of the Sequester

Picking up the Pieces post Sequester Local Advocacy to Encourage PHAs to Start Spending in 2014 @CenterOnBudget @NHLP

Local Advocacy Efforts to Encourage
PHAs to Start Spending in 2014

National Housing Law Project On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the National Housing Law Project will host a webinar, “Picking up the Pieces of the Sequester” at 2:00 p.m.

The webinar will provide an overview of FY 2014 funding for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and arm advocates with the tools they need to promote improved PHA policies in a…

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Menendez Supports Second Chance Act

Second Chance Act $115M for Reentry Programs supported @SenatorMenendez @CSGJC

$115 Million for Reentry Programs

Senator MenendezNew Jersey U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has signed on to the “Dear Colleague” Letter that Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) circulated that supports $115 million for reentry programs authorized under the Second Chance Act.

Funding for reentry can end homelessness for the chronically homeless that often cycle in and out of jails and prisons.

Pr…

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Johnson-Crapo Housing Reform Attracts Support, Opposition

Housing Reform @timjohnson @MikeCrapo Attracts Support Opposition #UnitedForHomes game changer for affordable homess

NHTF “Game Changer”
Assures Affordable Housing

Senator Mike CrapoOn behalf of 709 national, state, and local signatory organizations, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) delivered a letter to Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) on April 4 that thanks them for providing robust funding for the National Housing Trust Fund(N…

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Budget Committee Marks Up House Budget Resolution

House Budget Resolution @StHoyer @RepBarbaraLee Warns About Rental Assistance Cuts #paulryan Budget @naehomelessness

Hoyer and Lee Warn About Rental Assistance Cuts

Congressman Steny Hoyer On April 2, 2014, the House Budget Committee voted on the House fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget resolution, “The Path to Prosperity,” authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

The budget resolution would cut numerous programs that serve the most vulnerable Americans, and would put in place reforms of some housing assistance programs, such…

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NJ Legislators Sleepout for Homeless Youth

NJ legislators sleep out for #youthhomelessness #LegislativeSleepOut @CovenantHouseNJ @assemblyNJ @njassemblydems

Bi-Partisan Group Raises Money and Awareness

NJ Legislators Sleepout for Homeless YouthOn April 12, 2014, New Jersey state legislators slept on the Statehouse lawn in Trenton to raise awareness around the issue of youth homelessness and to raise money to end it. The group participating in the Covenant House Sleepout: Legislative Edition included members of both houses and both parties.

The group of legislators included:

  1. Assemblywoman…

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Senate Budget Committee Holds Economic Inequality Hearing

@SenateBudget Committee Holds #Inequality Hearing Would Raising #MinimumWage Reduce #IncomeInequality @PattyMurray

Would Minimum Wage Increase
Reduce Income Inequality?

Senator Patty MurrayOn April 1, 2014, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing titled “Opportunity, Mobility and Inequality in Today’s Economy.”

Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) joined Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to open the hearing, noting that affordable housing programs were among her list of priorities.

Senator Murray said:

“…somet…

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Senate Approves Minimum 9% & 4% LIHTC Rates

@USenate Approves Minimum 9% & 4% #LIHTC Rates Join @HousingACTION to Protect #LIHTCt @RepDaveCamp

Join ACTION Campaign
Protect Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

ACTION CampaignThe Senate Finance Committee has approved the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014, which would extend dozens of expired and expiring tax provisions.

Included in these provisions is an extension of the minimum 9% Housing Credit rate for allocations made before January 1, 2016. The bill would also…

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Appropriations Subcommittees Hold HUD Budget Hearings

@SenateApprops @HouseAppropsGOP @AppropsDems Hold Hearings on #budget @ShaunHUD testifies @naehomelessness

Hill Update: Donovan Supports
Ending Homelessness

HUD Secretary Shaun DonovanLast April 2, 2014, the House and Senate Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) subcommittees held hearings on the proposed FY 2015 funding for programs under their jurisdictions.

During the hearing, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovanoutlined the key goals of the proposed FY 2015 HUD budget and responded to subcommittee…

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On the Ryan budget, all of NJ’s House Democrats voted no along with Congressman LoBiondo while Frelinghuysen, Garrett, Lance and Smith voted yes.