Homeless shelters across New Jersey could be impacted by steep cuts this year in federal funding as the Department of Housing and Urban Development shifts grant money from transitional programs to ones that focus on permanent housing.
As an annual county by county survey gets underway today to try and determine the exact number of homeless in New Jersey, advocates continue seeking permanent shelters, especially during the harsh winter months.
A shortage of affordable housing in Ocean County for veterans, seniors, and people with special needs has prompted Ocean Community Economic Action Now (Ocean) Inc., to propose building micro houses and renting them to reduce homelessness, according to Ted Gooding, President and CEO of the nonprofit.
Listen to Townsquare Tonight: As one year of free rent comes to a conclusion, Lakewood's former Tent City residents face the prospect of homelessness again. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, homeless advocate Minister Steve Brigham, who list his own address as a vehicle in the parking lot of…
A possible solution to Ocean County's homeless problem--a Micro House--will be on display all next week, starting Monday, at Point Pleasant BoroughTown Hall on Bridge Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public to see first-hand.
Fearing a widening economic gap that would engulf families once considered middle class in the ranks of New Jersey's homeless population, members of the Tent City Movement are bringing their bid for a solution to the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton.