Success Stories Shows Impact of Vouchers in Ending Homelessness
As volunteers canvassed the street to continue NJCounts 2015, agencies continued to reinforce the importance of counting the homeless and making the case for critical federal funding in ending homelessness.
A man experiencing homelessness in Bergen County tells how a Housing Choice Voucher helped him end his cycle of homelessness.
“The federal housing agency will grant Bergen County $3.4 million for homeless and transition housing programs this year, according to its website, up from last year’s $2.1 million but less than the $4.5 million provided in 2010, the highest amount in the past 10 years. Passaic County’s HUD funding rose to $2.8 million in 2014, from $2.3 million in both 2013 and 2012.”