Testify on Ending Homelessnesss

Testify on December 17
To Interagency Council

Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Velez NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard Constable and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Velez will hold an Interagency Council on Homelessness public hearing on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 to hear from the public about how the State can best address the needs of homeless New Jerseyans.

In April 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order 92 creating the Interagency Council on Homelessness. The Council is tasked with developing a long-term plan to prevent homelessness.

This is an important hearing and we need to make sure that they hear loud and clear that we can and must prevent and end homelessness in NJ. Please join us at the hearing on December 17th. If you plan to attend please email us.

Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard Constable The public hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the NJ Forensic Science Technology Center at 1200, Negron Drive in Hamilton.

The Council is particularly interested in hearing views on two topics:

  • Best practices in homeless services delivery and
  • Impediments to the delivery of homeless services.

Individuals planning to speak will be limited to 3 minutes and will be expected to focus on one or both of those topics. Written remarks may be submitted via:

  • email at or
  • mail to Homeless Council Public Testimony, NJ Department of Human Services, Office of the Commissioner, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ 08625-0700.

If you are in need of an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Crowley at the NJ Department of Human Services at (609) 292-6090 no later than Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

Please note that the public hearing is an opportunity to provide your comments, only. It is not interactive.