These mayors signed onto the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,” a federal initiative that aims to ensure that every man and woman who has served in the U.S. military has access to permanent housing and the services that will help them maintain a stable home life.
“HUD applauds New Jersey’s mayors for their commitment to ending Veteran homelessness in the state by 2015. The brave men and women of the military, who have given so much to protect our lives and liberty, deserve to have a place to call home. Through the Mayors Challenge, all levels of government are joining forces to make sure that they do.”
“Our HUD New Jersey Office is ready to provide support and guidance to every municipality in New Jersey to assist in reaching this important goal. We work closely with the service providers as well as State, and non-profit entities that receive HUD federal funding to assist the homeless population, and I’m confident that they are also committed to this challenge. With increased focus on the Veteran homeless population, together we can make sure needed services continue to reach the men, women, and families that need the support that only a stable home can provide.”