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…
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…