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…
San Antonio Mayor Begins Nomination Hearing Process
On June 17, 2014, NPR’s Morning Edition featured a story about San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro who has been nominated by President Obama to succeed Shaun Donovan as Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, who serves as a mentor to Castro, told NPR:
On many of the things that are…
Mercer, Hudson, Ocean Counties and More!
The release of the results of NJ Counts 2014 on June 9, 2014 attracted attention from media outlets across New Jersey. On the night of January 28, 2014, 13,900 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.
The links below share the most recent news…
New Jersey Homelessness Decreases by 8%
Some key findings of the report on New Jersey’s homeless population between 2012-2013 include:
- 7.8% decrease in overall homelessness;
- 12.3% decrease in unsheltered homeless; and
- 7.9% decrease in family homelessness.
Nationally, the number of…
Congress Needs to Do Better to Help Low-Income
Families Keep a Roof Over Their Heads
Writes Sard, the House Appropriations Committee’s 2015 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban…
Parish Action Sparks Discussion
A recently installed statue that depicts Jesus as homeless has drawn supporters and critics in a North Carolina town. The statue lays on a park bench in front of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina.
A recent National Public Radio (NPR) story, “Statue of Homeless Jesus Startles a Wealthy Community” reports on the discussion that the piece of art…