Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

NJ Legislature Approves Code Blue Program for Counties

The New Jersey State Senate voted in favor of a bill that requires county emergency management coordinators to establish a Code Blue Program to shelter homeless people during severe weather events. Approved by the Assembly back in December, the bill now goes to Governor Christie to be signed into law

Homeless Youth Population in Morris County Targeted as a Priority for #NJ Counts 2017

The statewide Point-in-Time count of homeless persons in Morris County and all 21 New Jersey counties is taking place today, Jan. 25, with a counting of individuals and households who experience homelessness

Project Homeless Connect Set for Thursday in Morris County

Project Homeless Connect is scheduled to be held on Thursday (Dec. 1) in Morris County, and centered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, with a goal of connecting the county’s homeless and most vulnerable residents to vital resources they need to survive.

Christie Administration Marks Grand Opening of Affordable Housing in Essex County Assisted with Sandy...

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined local officials and representatives of the Orange Housing Development Corporation, The Alpert Group, LLC, and the City of Orange Township to celebrate the official grand opening of Walter G. Alexander Village, Phase III. The third and final phase of the award-winning affordable apartment community includes 42 units, 5 of which are set aside for special needs and homeless families.

Rep. Norcross Announces Millions Awarded to Local Agencies to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Norcross: “This funding will ensure our veterans get the treatment they’ve earned and deserve.” Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help very low-income veteran families prevent homelessness.

Rep. Pascrell Announces $15 Million to Support Veterans’ Families

U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $15 million in grants to help very low-income Veteran Families prevent homelessness among low-income veteran families

Over 350 NJ Advocates Tell Congress: #NoHousingCuts

Housing advocates meet with New Jersey's twelve Congress members and two U.S. Senators. Pictured in the center with advocates is U.S. Senator Robert Menendez. Today, over 350 advocates traveled to Washington, DC to meet with New Jersey congressional delegates regarding investments for housing and homelessness prevention. Advocates urged legislators to oppose spending cuts to programs that reduce access to affordable homes for NJ residents.

Anti-Poverty Community Decries Veto of Homeless Prevention Bill

Advocates, service providers, and impacted individuals are united in their frustration in response to Governor Christie’s May 2 conditional veto of legislation that would have modified the state’s Emergency Assistance (EA) program. “The Christie administration has made homelessness in New Jersey far worse – not better,” stated Jeff Wild, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness. “Tragically, about a year ago, this administration launched a campaign to cut back on EA: the last resort for our most vulnerable adults and children, which serves many thousands of homeless statewide

South Sudan’s New Unity Gov’t Must End Bloodshed, Extreme Hunger, Homelessness or be Held...

The transitional government set up in South Sudan as part of last year’s peace accord has missed a major internationally-set deadline thereby jeopardizing the establishment of a lasting democratic government in the new country according to experts testifying at a Capitol Hill hearing today.

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $300K to Help NJ Homeless Vets Move into Permanent Homes

The grant for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is specifically provided by HUD-VASH’s Extraordinary Administrative Fees (EAF) program. The EAF program is providing 52 public housing agencies across the country with a total of $5.4 million in funding to support innovative practices and develop tools to administer the HUD-VASH program and reduce the amount of time that it takes for a veteran to locate and move into permanent housing.

New Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced at $12.8 million dollar grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs that will help homeless South Jersey veterans.Of the $12.8 million in funding, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley will receive $395,295 to provide 12 beds for homeless veterans utilizing a “Transition in Place” housing model at apartment sites in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties, as well as in Philadelphia.

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $400k to Support Homeless Veterans in Southern NJ

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley has been awarded $395,295 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand transitional housing with supportive services for homeless veterans in Southern New Jersey.

Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $5.5M to Combat Veteran Homelessness in NJ

US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $5,478,156 in federal funding to help homeless veterans in New Jersey find supportive services and a place to call home. This grant is part of the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

New Jersey Voters Express Strong Support for More Federal Funding for Affordable Homes to...

the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, a NLIHC state partnerouH, released the findings of a state-wide public opinion poll that measured New Jersey registered voter support for changing the mortgage interest deduction, addressing homelessness, and creating more affordable homes. A sizable majority of registered New Jersey voters surveyed expressed support for increasing federal funding for affordable home development to address homelessness as well as opposition to cutting state funding for affordable homes to address the state’s budget deficit

Menendez, Booker Announce $158,700 for Homeless Vets in Camden

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced $158,700 in federal funding to help homeless veterans in Camden find supportive services and a place to call home. The grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.

Much-Needed Support On the Way for South Jersey’s Homeless Veterans

Rep. Norcross Announces $158,700 in Federal Aid to Provide Shelter to Homeless Veterans. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that South Jersey will receive $158,700 in federal aid to help veterans and their families transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing.

Congressman Norcross Announces $150,000 Federal Grant for Homeless Vets’ Job Training

Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Volunteers of America-Delaware Valley, Inc. (VOA) received a $150,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide homeless veterans with job training so they may successfully transition into sustainable housing and quality employment

Pallone Announces $50 Million to Boost Economic Growth in Low-Income New Jersey Communities

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced a $50 million award for tax credits from the U.S. Treasury Department to New Jersey Community Capital, which is located in New Brunswick. The funds, which will be used by New Jersey Community Capital to award tax credits to investors in projects, are aimed at stimulating economic growth in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities.

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces Candidates for May New Jersey Heroes Online Poll

To mark Military Appreciation Month, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and the New Jersey Heroes Foundation have designated three deserving individuals as nominees for the May online New Jersey Hero poll. The three candidates – Ray Chimileski of Long Valley, Morris County; Tom Cunningham of Raritan, Somerset County and Jack McDonald of New Providence, Union County – are being recognized for their efforts to make a difference in the lives of military members and their families throughout the Garden State.

News ItemRobbinsville Fire Dept. Awarded $111K Grant

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department was awarded a grant in the amount of $111,585 from the Department of Homeland Security through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, announced Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) today.

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Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey. The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.

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DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Essex County for Sandy-Impacted...

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Newark, Essex County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.