2. Collaborate to create and preserve sources of sustainable funding for affordable housing
Morris Habitat supports the preservation and expansion of resources for affordable housing along the housing continuum with an emphasis on affordable home ownership.
At the local and state levels, these resources include federal programs granted through local and state jurisdictions such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investments Partnership programs. These programs help to ensure that safe, affordable housing options are available in Morris County.
Continue to provide support of affordable housing programs nationally. Critical to the success of Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout New Jersey, we will advocate for funding and the continuation of the programs throughout New Jersey to ensure that vital service programs continue to receive the support they deserve.
- HOME Investment Partnership & CDBG Programs (HOME and CDBG)
- Self- Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
- Capacity Building program (Section 4)
- Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps; Vista; NCCC)
Continue to support the Housing & Community Development Network’s ‘Thriving New Jersey’ campaign- To build homes we can afford and revitalize the communities in NJ where we work and live with an investment of $600M/yr. to help our economy get on track.
Support the Governor’s FY2020 budget recommendation to STOP diverting the Affordable Housing Trust Funds (funded through a portion of the Realty Transfer Fee, for its legal purpose – the creation of affordable homes for lower income residents) from the production of more affordable homes.