Even before volunteers spread out across New Jersey to participate in the statewide Point-in-Time Count of individuals and households experiencing homelessness on the night of January 27, 2015, #NJCounts 2015 attracts the attention of the media around the state. County officials have endorsed their local counts as critical to ending homelessness.
Please note due to the snow storm, many communities across the state postponed NJCounts 2015 Point in Time Count and Project Homeless Connect events until February 4, 2015.Click here for full details.
Below are links to the coverage that Monarch Housing has seen so far. If there is local coverage in your community that we have missed, please contact Kate Kelly with the link to the news story so that we can update our summary.
“’It is important that we obtain the most comprehensive and thorough information because the size of the population we identify will determine the amount of federal aid we receive. The more accurate our numbers, the more resources we will have to provide assistance to this vulnerable population.’”
“We have a rapid rehousing program in the county now that was based on Monarch’s data showing that it’s reducing homelessness. It’s still in the early stages and we’re still tracking it to see if it’s effective here, but we definitely do look at evidence-based programming to see what is reducing instances of homelessness.”
“Especially in the winter months, it is important to do our best to ensure that every person in Union County has access to the basic and essential needs of food, shelter and warmth. . “I’d like to thank our volunteers in advance, for their help in conducting the survey and providing assistance to those in need.”