NJCounts Attracts Press Attention Across the State Leading up to January 23

Newspapers, Online Media and Radio Spread Word About Frigid Weather, Government Shutdown, NJCounts and Project Homeless Connect

On January 11, 2019, TapintoPlainfield reported on NJCounts 2019 in Union County.


“As we plan the Point-in-Time Count, we are working in the shadow of the federal shutdown,” said Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Federal employees working without a paycheck – along with people who depend on HUD-funded rental assistance – could become homeless. On behalf of my Freeholder colleagues, I’ve asked the County’s agencies to assess the impact of a prolonged closure, and what measures we can take to lessen the burden on those affected.”

On January 18, 2019, Jersey Shore Online reported, “Homeless Count to be Conducted.”

On January 18, 2019, Parsipanny Focus reported, “Morris County’s Project Homeless Connect to Be Held in Morristown.” Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo spoke about the County’s Project Homeless Connect event taking place on January 24 in conjunction with NJCounts 2019.

“We strongly support this program and also strongly back the efforts by our Human Services team, the Mental Health Association and other nonprofit agencies in Morris County to help county residents find appropriate housing,” said Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, who is the county governing board’s liaison on social services.

The MorristownGreen.com reported on the event on January 23, “Project Homeless Connect offering social services, Jan. 24 in Morristown.” And WMBC ran a story about the event that it shared on youtube on January 25, 2019.

On January 19, 2019, the New Jersey Record reported, “Frigid weather this weekend prompts statewide push to shelter homeless.” Monarch Housing’s CEO Taiisa Kelly connected the implementation of Code Blue to NJCounts 2019.

“There are still thousands of our fellow New Jerseyans who do not have a home, a fact highlighted on bitterly cold nights when Code Blue warming centers are activated” Kelly, of Monarch Housing. “New Jersey’s Code Blue legislation ensures that our unsheltered neighbors have a warm place to go to on the coldest nights, but it is only the start of the process.”


On January 20, 2019, Liberty Voice reported, “Martin Luther King Day Project, Pass It Along, Helps Homeless Children” referencing NJCounts 2019.

On January 22, 2019, SNJToday reported “NJCounts 2019 to Start Statewide Count of Homeless Wednesday.”

On January 22, 2019, 92.7 wobm reported, “New Jersey Project Homeless Connect 2019.”

On January 23, 2019, The Asbury Park Press shared a photo of a homeless man in Lakewood “Counting the homeless at the Jersey Shore.”