Expanding Housing First

Expand #housingfirst End Chronic #Homelessness in NJ @camdenhealth @LouGreenwald @greatertrent @njspotlight @myUHC

Ending Chronic Homelessness
Taking Cost Savings Statewide

Assemblyman Louis GreenwaldOn September 30, 2014, leaders in state government, healthcare, insurance, behavioral health, affordable housing and homeless services fields gathered for a forum focused on the benefits of Housing First that was organized by the Good Care Collaborative and held in Trenton.

NJ Spotlight covered the event with an article, “Housing First…

View On WordPress

Adapting to a World With Walls

Adapting to a World with Walls Ending #Homelessness for #homelessveterans Veterans #hudvash @nytimes

Challenges in Ending Veterans Homelessness

Adapting to a World with WallsOn September 20. 2014, The New York Times featured an article, “Many Veterans Adapt to Strange World, One With Walls.”

The article highlights the success of the federal government’s campaign to end homelessness and points out the challenges ahead to truly end veterans homelessness by 2015.

Art Harmon is just one veteran who has experienced chronic…

View On WordPress

Economic Impacts of Rising Inequality

Economic Impacts of Rising Inequality Subcommittee Holds Hearing @MikeCrapo @SenJohnsonSD @naehomelessness

Subcommittee Holds Hearing

Senator Tim JohnsonOn September 17, 2014, the Subcommittee on Economic Policy of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing about the economic impacts of rising inequality.

During the hearing, panelists discussed research showing that lower levels of economic inequality produce societies with more stable financial systems, the value of entrepreneurship, and…

View On WordPress

Challenge in Getting Veterans Off the Street

Challenge in Getting #homelessVeterans Off the Street Story Illustrates Hurdles and Success @QuilLawrence @nprnews

Story Illustrates Hurdles and Success

Woman VeteranOn September 17, 2014, National Pubic Radio (NPR)’s Quil Lawrence profiled work being done in San Diego to end veterans homelessness veteran by veteran.

Lawrence interviewed Daniel Martin, a veteran who he met at the city’s annual “Stand Down” event. “Stand Down” provides an opportunity for homeless veterans to gather over a few days to connect with services…

View On WordPress

Is Homelessness Better or Worse in New Jersey?

#Homelessness Better/Worse in #NewJersey Majority of #Homeless are Sheltered #njcounts @njspotlight @whyy @newspoet41

Majority of State’s Homeless are Sheltered

Is Homelessness Better or Worse in NJ?On September 29, 2014, NJ Spotlight highlighted the results of the 2014 NJ Counts survey, the annual point in time count of the homeless which was coordinated by Monarch Housing.

The 13,900 homeless individuals counted on January 28, 2014 lived on the streets, in shelters and in motels.

An interview by Alan Tu of WHYYwith NJ Spotlight’s Hank Kalet helped…

View On WordPress

Fully Fund HCV and McKinney Vento

Sign Letter for #rentalvouchers and #McKinney-Vento Funding @CSHInfo @SenateApprops @AppropsDems @HouseAppropsGOP

CR Will Undermine Efforts to End Homelessness
Deadline to Sign the Letter is October 2nd

Fully Fund HCV and McKinney VentoThe Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is circulating a sign-on letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair/Ranking Members urging Congress to pass a full FY2015 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (TUD) Appropriations bill.

CSH’s National Organizing Committee (NOC) is a…

View On WordPress

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Runaway and Homeless Act

Runaway and #Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Passes @SenateJudiciary @SenatorLeahy @SenatorCollins

Reauthorizes Legislation
Provides $140M Per Year

 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Runaway and Homeless ActOn September 18, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act.

The bill, introduced by senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), which expired on September 30, 2013.

Additionally, the bill would:

  • Authorize $140…

View On WordPress

Urge COAH to Approve Release of Trust Funds for Critically NeededAffordable #Housing Funding @HCDNNJ @anti_poverty_nj

Critical Need for Affordable Housing Funding Join Monarch Housing Associates, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey…

Urge COAH to Approve Release of Trust Funds for Critically NeededAffordable #Housing Funding @HCDNNJ @anti_poverty_nj

Critical Need for Affordable Housing Funding Join Monarch Housing Associates, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey…

Coordinated Assessment Conference

Fulop Endorses United for Homes Campaign

#JerseyCity @StevenFulop endorses the @NLIHC’s #UnitedforHomes campaign! @HCDNNJ

Supports Funding the
National Housing Trust Fund

Mayor Steve FulopOn September 23, 2014, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop endorsed the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) United for Homes Campaign. Fulop made the announcement at Jersey City’s affordable housing conference, “A Housing Vision for Our Community.”

Announcing the conference,

“Our administration has developed the first real policy that creates…

View On WordPress