Trenton/Mercer Ends Veteran Homelessness

Permanent Housing Best Vehicle
for Ending Homelessness

Trenton on Track to End Veterans Homeless by End of 2015Trenton and Mercer County have ended veteran’s homelessness.

Highlighting this success, NJTV recently interviewed formerly homeless veteran Clinton Geddis’ sharing his housing success story.

Says Geddis about the apartment that he has called home for the past two years,

“I just love coming home at the end of the day.”

The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness took on the First Lady Michelle Obama’s challenge to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. All formerly homeless veterans, except two who declined housing, are now permanently housed.

Says Frank Cirillo, executive director of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness,

“Permanent housing is the best vehicle for getting people out of homelessness.”

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says,

“We believe in the City of Trenton that everyone should have a place to live.”

The community’s commitment to ending homelessness highlights the personal impact the work has had on improving the quality of life for the people serviced.

Says Frank Cirillo, executive director of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness,

“Changing policy does change lives.”

Together, the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness, City of Trenton and Mercer County are ending veteran homelessness. While the leaders agree that the problem will not disappear but they are working to ensure that no veteran remains homelessness.