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…