Budget limbo of sequestration puts squeeze on low-income New Jerseyans facing homelessness
Lynne worked full time for 30 years, was married, and had her own home. But after a divorce, a job loss, and foreclosure, she was homeless for almost two years. With the help of a housing voucher and support services from Family Promise, she moved into her own apartment. In August, after six months of volunteer experience, she began working full time as an administrative coordinator for a nonprofit in Morris Plains. She drives to work every day in a car that was donated to her.
Lynne says that homelessness “can happen to anyone” and that she “would still be in the street if there were not programs in place.”
“Lawmakers need to know how important vouchers are,” says Lynne.