Millions of families are in need of available, affordable homes, and public policies can help provide the solutions our communities need. NJ is the 6th most expensive housing market in the country. The annual income needed to purchase a median-value home in NJ today is $107,000. On February 10th, I had the pleasure of performing as the moderator for the local district meeting with Congressman Jeff Van Drew. Virtual meetings were held that day with roughly 350 congressional offices to advocate for policies and programs that will increase access to affordable homes. Nearly 600 advocates came together at Habitat for Humanity’s virtual legislative conference to learn about the state of affordable housing across the country. Each district meeting was held to request action on the Community Restoration and Revitalization Fund, as well as to ensure robust funding in the FY2022 and FY2023 budgets for federal housing programs such as the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the USDA 502 direct loan program. By prioritizing resources that will spur the production of affordable homes for sale, we can prevent major losses in homeownership and expand access to new affordable homes for all. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they earn. That’s why we’re advocating to build a more equitable future.
Help our voice be heard to advance housing stability across the country by continuing your commitment to Habitat by advancing home affordability in our community.