Reacting to the $38 million HUD funding announcement, Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-6) released a press release to local media.
We were very pleased to read his strong support for ending #homelessness in NJ.
“This funding is absolutely necessary to combat homelessness in New Jersey, which has increased significantly in some areas. Providing our counties, municipalities and nonprofits with these funds will enable them to expand their efforts to help New Jerseyans who do not sleep with a roof over their heads every night, which is especially worrisome in the cold of winter.”
Said Pallone whose district covers Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.
In South Jersey, the Courier-Post reported that local officials and nonprofits were very pleased with the funding awards. Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland have formed the Southern Regional CoC, which received $2.85 million.
“Applying for funding as a region has helped South Jersey projects attract more federal funding, explained Diane Strozyk, director of the Cumberland County Division of Homeless, and the consortium’s new director.
‘We haven’t been a merged continuum for that long. It seems like it’s paying off … In this economy, with going through the recession and everything, we’re very pleased we can help a few more people. It’s very hard these days with funding. There’s a lot of competition out there.’”
And Burlington County’s award of $578,600 will help it reach its goal of ending homelessness.
“We put together a great plan. It’s a matter of getting the resources around Burlington County to put forth the changes to bring homelessness to an end — not just to manage it, but to put it away.”
Said John Emge, vice president and regional executive director at United Way, which assisted Burlington County’s proposals.
Monarch was a proud partner in working with the Southern Regional CoC to apply for funding.