The Ending Homelessness Team of Monarch Housing Associates works with communities across the state of New Jersey in helping to identify the most effective ways to structure their homeless programs to best suit the needs of the community. The Ending Homelessness Team at Monarch Housing Associates has significant expertise in the preparation of Continuum of Care applications and the related homeless planning activities.
In 2008, sixty-five (65%) of the $34,172,333 total award for New Jersey was received by counties working with Monarch Housing Associates. Of the forty (40) new projects approved thirty-four (34) or eighty-five (85%) were in the counties working with Monarch Housing Associates. The $8,691,950 in new funding will provide supportive housing for one hundred sixty-two (162) homeless individuals and families. To view all of the new awards in these counties click here. For details on all of the awards click here.
In addition to the extensive work on the Continuum of Care applications, The Ending Homelessness Team assists communities in the development of Ten Year Plans to End Homelessness. These plans represent an intensive year long planning process that takes place in each county which is inclusive of numerous stakeholders and elected officials.
Monarch Housing Associate’s Ending Homelessness team also served as the lead organizer for several statewide efforts directed towards ending homelessness in the state. These include planning and organizing the first ever statewide Project Homeless Connect assisting in the development Housing First projects and Rapid Re-Housing to New Jersey.
In addition Monarch Housing as a founding member of the New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness, has been an advocate to enact atate legislation which would allow individuals counties to set up Homeless Trust Funds. These trust funds would serve as a valuable source of supportive service, operating, rental assistance and/or capital funding to create new permanent housing for the homeless across the state.
To read more about the work of the Ending Homelessness Team click on the links below:
10 year plans to End Homelessness
Project Homeless Connect Events/Point-in-Time Survey