Author page: Kate M. Kelly

Housing is Key

If you ask individuals and families experiencing homelessness, they will tell you that they do not want to remain homeless. The Housing First model of permanent housing shows the success that formerly homeless individuals have when giving permanent housing. The goal of “housing first” is to immediately house people who are homeless.

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Is ending homelessness impossible?

We know what works and how to end homelessness – effective prevention and emergency services and permanent affordable and supportive housing. While New Jersey’s homeless population increased 7% over the past two years, that is a relatively small increase given the current economic recession. Chronic homelessness has decreased over the past two years.

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Housing Instability and Mobility

The Center for Housing Policy recently released a report, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exploring the Effects of Housing Instability and Mobility on Children, that examines the impact that instability and mobility has on children. Key findings of the report include that affordable housing is critical to stabilizing families…

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Myths About the Homeless in NJ
Myths About the Homeless in NJ

There are many myths and stereotypes about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in New Jersey. Today we publish the first of some of the common myths about the homeless population, along with the facts that challenge them. Myth 1: People who are homeless in New Jersey take advantage of the system.

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