No Safe Place: Criminalization of Homelessness

Criminalization of #Homelessness @NLCHPhomeless Releases Safe Place Report @NLIHC #Nosafeplace We all Need a Home

NLHCP Releases National Report

No Safe PlaceThe National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) has released No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities.

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…

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No Safe Place for the Homeless

No Safe Place The Criminalization of #Homelessness in U.S. Cities @NLCHPhomeless @naehomelessness

July 17th Webinar on the Criminalization of
Homelessness in U.S. Cities

No Safe Place for the HomelessOn 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…

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Primer on Homelessness in NJ

Homelessness in NJ Primer @njspotlight #housingfirst #endhomelessness #NJCounts 13,900 #homeless #superstormsandy

NJ Spotlight Updates Primer
Solutions to Homelessness

NJ CountsOn 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.

Nj Spotlight’s…

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Our Neighbors Should Not Be Without Homes

Our Neighbors Should Not Be Without a Home We All Need #Affordablehousing #NJCounts @greatermedia @hudson_reporter

Everybody, Everywhere Should Have
Affordable and Supportive Housing

Our Neighbors Should Not Be Without HomesWeekly papers across the state have been covering the results of the NJ Counts 2014 point in time count of the homeless.

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…

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Advice for Castro: Homeless Must Be Priority #1

Advice for @JulianCastro #Homeless Have to be Priority #1 as Mayor Begins Nomination Hearing Process @MorningEdition

San Antonio Mayor Begins Nomination Hearing Process

Advice for Castro:  Homeless Must Be Priority #1On 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…

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Continued Media Attention for NJ Counts

#NJCounts Coverage Mercer, Hudson, Ocean Focus #endHomelessness Causes Solutions @sbichao @hudson_reporter @CNNMoney

Mercer, Hudson, Ocean Counties and More!

NJ CountsThe 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…

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State of Homelessness 2014

State of Homelessness New Jersey #Homelessness Decreases by Almost 8% #stateofhomelessness2014@naehomelessness

New Jersey Homelessness Decreases by 8%

State of HomelessnessOn May 28, 2014, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) released its “State of Homelessness 2014.”

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…

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What’s Wrong With House HUD Bill?

What’s Wrong With #Congress Bill to Fund #homelessness Assistance Must Do Better for Families @CenterOnBudget

Congress Needs to Do Better to Help Low-Income
Families Keep a Roof Over Their Heads

Barbara SardThe Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)’s Barbara Sard has posted commentary on the five things wrong with the House HUD Bill to fund housing assistance on CBPP’s Off the Charts Blog.

Writes Sard, the House Appropriations Committee’s 2015 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban…

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Church Statue Depicts Homeless Jesus

St. Albans #episcopal Church Statue Depicts #Homeless #Jesus Parish Sparks Discussion was #homelessjesus @nprnews

Parish Action Sparks Discussion

Church Statue Depicts Homeless JesusA 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…

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Strategies for Success WebinarHUD’s FY 2013-FY 2014 NOFA
On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., the United States…View Post

Strategies for Success Webinar

HUD’s FY 2013-FY 2014 NOFA

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., the United States…

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