After Veterans Homelessness Ends in 2015: What Happens Next?

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  1. Homeless veterans have already been through dozens of absolutely worthless VA programs; they need REAL HOUSING & LIVING-WAGE JOBS, not more programs that KEEPS THEM HOMELESS & UNEMPLOYED!

  2. After a career in state government in housing heading the Bureau of Landlord Tenant Relations after also supervising retirement communities and boarding homes, I worked as a Vista Volunteer for four years at HomeFront, an organization assisting homeless families – mostly women with children. By the end of that time I had founded a county-wide alliance of more than 100 government and nonprofit agencies called the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness. I functioned as the Executive Director of that organization for a year developing programs to assist the homeless- families, the mentally ill and the veterans to get and keep their housing. The Housing First program aimed at single men either mentally ill or veterans has flourished in the Mercer Alliance in the eight years since I left. and HomeFront continues to provided both temporary and permanent housing for women and their children.

    What are all of you going to be doing when the Feds stop funding veterans homelessness? I suggest you talk with Connie Mercer at HomeFront and among others John Monahan at Greater Trenton Behavioral Health and David Hungerford at the Coalition to Save Our Homes in Irvington, Habitat for Humanity and Mary Ann Allacci and others building replacement housing for Tent City in Lakewood.