Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

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.

Governor Christie Takes Action on Recommendations to Stem Homelessness in New Jersey

Acting on recommendations from The Interagency Council on Homelessness, Governor Chris Christie today announced the formation of a Working Group to further explore ways in which to reduce and prevent homelessness in New Jersey. Specifically, the Working Group will consider implementation of the proposals put forth by the Interagency Council, including Housing First policies, Rapid Re-Housing, and improved coordination among state agencies and social service providers that deliver key services to homeless individuals and families and those at risk of homelessness.

Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce Over $895K for Homeless Veterans in NJ

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $895,821 in federal funding to help homeless veterans in New Jersey find supportive services and a place to call home. The grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program

Pallone Announces Federal Funding to Provide Homeless NJ Veterans with Permanent Homes

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that the Long Branch Housing Authority will receive $146,815 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help homeless veterans find a permanent home.

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Awards $120,000 in Grants to New Jersey Heroes Organizations

First Lady Mary Pat Christie today announced over $120,000 in New Jersey Heroes grants to eighteen organizations previously selected as New Jersey Heroes. The grants, which must be used within twelve months from the date of the award, will help the recipients to further enhance the mission of their respective organizations through new programs and services

NJ Supreme Court COAH Decision Review

The unanimous NJ Supreme Court decision regarding the Council on Affordable Housing, has left the non-profit community, special needs and other housing developers wondering what the ruling means for our work and what the next steps might be.

Lt. Governor Guadagno Serves Easter Meals with Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

In the spirit of the Easter season, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and her son today joined Assemblywoman Donna Simon and the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) to serve Easter meals to individuals and families in need in Somerset County.

Manasquan Awarded $2.4M to Repair Sandy Damage

The Borough of Manasquan was awarded a nearly $2.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to help rebuild dunes, snow fence and beach access destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) said.

Union County Joins in National Census of Homeless Population

Union County, NJ - January 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Union County will once again participate in the national Point-in-Time Count of the Homeless, a national census of homeless persons that takes place each January. In Union County, it will be conducted from the night of Tuesday, January 28 to Wednesday morning, January 29

Bergen County To Hold 8th Annual Project Homeless Connect

Hackensack - January 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan and the Department of Human Services announces that Bergen County’s 8th Annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center located at 120 South River Street in Hackensack. PHC is a one-day event which provides information, direct and referral services, assistance and hospitality in a convenient one-stop location for people experiencing homelessness

Lakewood Township Helps the Homeless and the Cold throughout the Night

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein, liaison to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson and Lakewood police officers spent the night making sure everyone was safe, warm, and sheltered from the frigid cold and biting winds.

Menendez Announces $2.1 Million to Support Homeless Programs in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC - August 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced New Jersey has been awarded $2,173,288 to support efforts to end homelessness in New Jersey through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care program.

Christie Administration Begins Issuing $10,000 Homeowner Resettlement Checks To Families Impacted By Superstorm Sandy

Little Ferry, NJ - July 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delivering on his pledge to get recovery funds out the door as quickly as possible, Governor Chris Christie today joined New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III in Little Ferry to announce that storm-affected homeowners have begun receiving $10,000 Homeowner Resettlement checks. These funds are targeted at allowing those impacted by Sandy to stay in or return to their homes and home counties

Sires Praises Grant to Support Homeless Veterans in New Jersey

Washington, D.C. - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Sires along with Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and (D-NJ) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will award a $2 million Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) grant to the non-profit organization, Soldier On. Funds will allow Soldier On to expand services that assist veterans who are at-risk of becoming homeless in Hudson, Essex, and Bergen Counties

Congressman Andrews Announces $2.2 Million Grant to Fight Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded nearly $300 million in competitive block grants all across the nation to aid more than 120,000 veterans. More than $2 million of those grants will go to groups in South Jersey to help get struggling veterans get back on their feet. The Department of Veterans Affairs will partner with these non-profit groups to cut down on the number of homeless veterans in our region.

Smith: Increased VA Grant Will Serve Homeless Vets in Central NJ

Washington, DC - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Helping low income veterans in Central New Jersey who are at risk of losing their homes is the aim of a $2 million federal grant that has been awarded to the veterans organization Soldier On, announced Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), who helped bring Soldier On to New Jersey and is a longtime champion programs aimed at reducing homeless including and especially among vets.

Pallone Announces $665,055 Federal Funding to Provide Homeless NJ Vets with Permanent Homes

Long Branch, NJ - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will receive $665,055 in federal funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partner with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer permanent supportive housing by providing 75 vouchers to homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions

Christie Administration to Host Rental Fair for Low-Income Families Displaced by Superstorm Sandy

TRENTON, N.J. - April 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Demonstrating its commitment to assisting New Jersey’s most vulnerable families in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration will host a rental fair focusing on Sandy-displaced families who have been approved for Special Admissions Section 8 Housing Vouchers and who need help locating rental housing. The rental fair will give landlords the opportunity to meet with Special Admissions voucher recipients and match the recipients with available rental units that best meet their needs.

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $24.1 Million to Support Homeless Programs in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced New Jersey has been awarded over $24.1 million to support hundreds of homeless projects in New Jersey through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care program.

January 30 Deadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance and Return SBA Loan Applications

January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey have until January 30, 2013 at midnight to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

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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Menendez Discusses Trump Tax Bill’s Devastating Effects on Homeowners, Housing Market...

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today held a conference call with NJ Realtors to explain the many problems with the Republican tax bill and the harmful impact it could have on New Jersey homeowners and the housing market.