Van Sciver Supportive Housing Wins 2014 Governors Award

Van Sciver #SupportiveHousing Wins 2014 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Award for Supportive Housing

Excellence in Housing and Economic Development
Providing Housing and Supportive
Services and Promoting Independence Van Sciver Award

(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…

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What to Say to Homeless Person

What to Say to #Homeless Persons Things to Say and Not To Say @nationswell @winston_ross

Things to Say and Not To Say

What to Say to Homeless PersonIf 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…

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UN Calls for Action on Laws Criminalizing Homelessness

#unitednations Committee Calls for Action on Laws Criminalizing #Homelessness @NLCHPhomeless

Prohibiting Loitering, Camping,
Begging and Lying in Public Spaces Discriminatory

No Safe PlaceThe 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…

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Innovation in Action: Housing and Special Needs Conference

Innovation in Action Housing Conference Offers Learning, Discussions and Networking @theNetworkNY

Housing Conference Offers Learning
Discussions and Networking Sept. 23-26

Supportive Housing NetworkOn 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…

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Encouraging Chronic Homeless Priorities

Encouraging Chronic #Homeless Priorities for Permanent Supportive Housing @HUDgov Issues Notice @NLIHC

HUD Issues Notice
Permanent Supportive Housing

Encouraging Chronic Homeless Priorities 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…

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Congress Harming the Homeless

Congress Harming the @Homeless Let Congressmember Know Increased @HUDgov @HUDNY_NJ Funding Critical @starledger

Let Your Member of Congress Know
Increased HUD Funding Critical Congressman Frank Pallone

(L to R) Katelyn Cunningham, Steve Clayton, Kate Kelly, Congressman Frank Pallone and Taiisa Kelly

On August 12, 2014, The Star-Ledger published a letter to the editor, “Congress harming the homeless” written by Steve Clayton, a housing advocate who lives in Ocean Township.

This letter is an excellent example of the advocacy role…

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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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