Christie appoints Council to End Homelessness

Twenty-six member body has a year to
develop plan to end homelessness

On April 18, 2012, Governor Chris Christie appointed twenty-six members to the Interagency Council on Homelessness. The goal of the Council is to develop a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty that leads to chronic homelessness.

“This is something that I’m really concerned about,” Christie said. “It’s something that makes our state a lesser place to live in when we have people who don’t have a home to go to at night, who don’t have a place to raise their children or give them a sense of safety.”

“Without a place to call home, it’s incredibly difficult to secure and retain a job or nurture a family,” said Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. “Safe, permanent housing truly is a key factor in helping people attain self sufficiency.”

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  1. We do not understand why the Governor did not appoint or personally listen to Veterans who have been trying to bring this problem to his attention for the last two years.

    Most of his advisor’s do not have Veterans experience and truly do not know the serious conditions the majority of these Veterans are experiencing.

    Why can’t he contact us ?