Highlights from the 2007 Project Homeless Connect New Jersey
Partnerships with local Continuums of Care
Monarch Housing Associates has a unique relationship with all twenty counties that participated in the first annual Project Homeless Connect New Jersey. Currently Monarch’s Ending Homelessness Team is contracted to prepare the annual Continuum of Care for fourteen (14) of the twenty (20) counties. Three of these are developing ten year plans to end homelessness. In addition, Monarch’s other teams that are involved in housing development have relationships in all of the remaining counties. These relationships proved to be invaluable as we worked to pull the state together for the coordinated effort.
Partnerships with the Public Sector
State, county and local government partnerships were essential to the success of many events throughout the state:
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, that coordinates the statewide HMIS collaborative, became involved in the statewide PHC effort from the beginning.Â Staff from the agency helped to plan local events and also volunteered at PHC sites throughout the state.
Local elected officials became involved throughout the state including the Mayor of Trenton who sent a letter to the community inviting them to the event.