Hudson Reporter Reports
On NJCounts 2015
The Hudson Reporter covered #NJCounts in Hudson County, which took place on February 4, 2015.
In related news, at the end of January 2015, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Hudson County would receive $5,340,000 in federal funding to end homelessness. This includes funding for both permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing programs.
“Some of the volunteers said one of the keys solving to homelessness in Hudson County is finding affordable housing and that there are a number of initiatives being developed that will provide rapid re-housing for those at risk and possibly the redevelopment of abandoned housing in Jersey City.”
This helped focus the work of the #NJCounts volunteers.
“The information we get from the PIT count is one of our tools we use to divide funding among areas of need for the homeless throughout the year.”
Said Randi Moore, division chief at the Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development.
“You would be surprised at who is homeless. Many of these people have trades. Some are transit workers. Some were even police officers.”
Said Bethe Schwartz, founding member of the Jersey City Homelessness Advocacy Group (JC-HAG.)
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