Excellence in Housing and Economic Development
Providing Housing and Supportive
Services and Promoting Independence
(L to R) Steve Schoch and Cyndi Del Rossi, Kitchen and Associates, Noreen Best, Bergen County Community Development, Vicki Sidrow, Vantage Health, Anthony L. Marchetta, HMFA, David Griffiths, Vantage Health, Richard W. Brown, Monarch
On September 23, 2014, the New Jersey Housing and…
Things to Say and Not To Say
If you live or work in or happen to visit a community with a street homeless population, you may pass individuals who are homeless on the street and hurry by, averting your eyes. But there are a few things that you can say to them which might actually help them.
A September 10, 2014 Nationswell article by Winston Ross helps humanize the face of homelessness and tells…
Prohibiting Loitering, Camping,
Begging and Lying in Public Spaces Discriminatory
The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today issued a statement calling upon the United States to take corrective action to address laws that effectively criminalize homelessness, which in the U.S. disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities.
The statement was…
Housing Conference Offers Learning
Discussions and Networking Sept. 23-26
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 through Friday, September 26, 2014, the “Innovation in Action” conference will take place in Niagara Falls, New York. This the 7th Annual Housing and Special Needs Population Conference.
More than 250 conference attendees from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Canada are expected to…
HUD Issues Notice
Permanent Supportive Housing
On July 28, 2014, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued a notice “strongly encouraging” Continuums of Care (CoCs) to establish priorities for serving various categories of chronically homeless people in CoC Program-funded permanent supportive housing (PSH).
The goal of Notice…
NLHCP Releases National Report
The report finds that:
- More than half of the cities surveyed have laws that restrict or prohibit an individual from sitting or lying down in public, a 43% increase since 2011;
- Laws that prohibit an individual from living in a…
July 17th Webinar on the Criminalization of
Homelessness in U.S. Cities
On Thursday, July 17, at 2:00 p.m., the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty will host a webinar based on its forthcoming report, “No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities.”
Speakers will provide an overview of criminalization measures across the nation and discuss trends in criminalization…
NJ Spotlight Updates Primer
Solutions to Homelessness
On July 8, 2014, Hank Kalet of NJ Spotlight updated their Explainer: A Primer on Homelessness in the State of New Jersey.
On the night of January 28, 2014, 13,900 homeless men, women and children were counted across the state of New Jersey.
This was an overall increase of 1,898 persons, or 15.8%, compared to the 2013 count.
Everybody, Everywhere Should Have
Affordable and Supportive Housing
Hudson Reporter – The loss of income plays a large part in the results of the count in Hudson County. Hudson County Freeholder Chairman Jose Munoz, who heads the Freeholder Homelessness Task Force, said the…