The main focus of the Economic Justice Task Force has been working for affordable housing, advocating for those in need of affordable housing in the following ways:
- Working with our expert partners Housing Community Development Network of NJ and Fair Share Housing Center to educate ourselves and our Congregations
- Advocating for better Affordable Housing laws during public legislative hearings
- Involving our respective Congregations across the state in letter writing and petition signing campaigns.
After conditionally vetoing legislation pertaining to the Council on Affordable Housing, responsible for implementing the New Jersey’s Fair Housing Act, Gov. Christie recently abolished COAH, transferring its responsibilities to the Department of Community Affairs. The Fair Share Housing Center plans to challenge this move in court. UULMNJ is actively spearheading a faith community response in support of these court actions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information and to get involved with the task force.