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Rescue Mission of Trenton
Rescue Mission of Trenton (Michael Mancuso & Martin Griff)
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NJ rescue missions need more help to keep homeless shelters afloat

The emergency shelter and services program at the Rescue Mission of Trenton costs about $1.2 million annually to operate and is reporting a deficit of $400,000.

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Former Lakewood Tent City homeless living in Howell woods

The Tent City has been demolished. So what's next for these people, stuck without homes or the resources to get them?

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Federal cuts squeezing NJ homeless shelters as more people seek their help

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.

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Frank Bauer, Paul Hulse and Bill Southrey/photo by Tom Mongelli, TSM News.
Frank Bauer, Paul Hulse and Bill Southrey/photo by Tom Mongelli, TSM News.
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NJ Homeless advocates continue seeking permanent shelters

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.

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Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt
Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Growing concern for treatment of veterans, poll finds

As we get set to officially recognize the service of veterans tomorrow, a new FDU PublicMind poll finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.

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OCEAN Inc. Proposes Micro Housing Plan

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. 

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Minister Steve Brigham, by Tom Mongelli TSM
Minister Steve Brigham, by Tom Mongelli TSM
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Homelessness Remains a Persistent Problem For the Shore Area

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As one year of free rent comes to a conclusion, Lakewood's former Tent City residents face the prospect of homelessness again...

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Micro House to be Unveiled

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.

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Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
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Tent City Movement Launches Petition Drive Monday in Trenton

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.

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A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City
A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop,com)
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Lakewood Takes Control of Tent City

Who knows? World peace may actually be possible if an agreement between Lakewood Township and a homeless enclave known as Tent City is any kind of indicator...

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