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.”