We Know that Housing Ends Homelessness Before, During and After a Pandemic and Economic Crisis A May 15, 2020, New York Times opinion piece “America’s Cities Could House Everyone if They Chose To,” makes the case for ending homelessness. The piece is written by By Binyamin Appelbaum, a member of The New York Times editorial […]
Public policy, advocacy and lobbying to end homelessness and expand supportive housing in NJ.
Benefits Through June 30 for Family Receiving Reduced-Price School Meals On May 11, 2020, New Jersey Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that the federal government has approved DHS’ food assistance plan. The plan will provide each eligible student with $5.70 per student per day or $416.10 per student through June 30. […]
Guidance Emphasizes Permanent Housing and Role of Coordinated Entry The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has shared new resources to help homeless service providers continue their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is updated unsheltered guidance that offers a description of a whole community approach during […]
Health Center Cares for Households Experiencing Homelessness at Risk of COVID-19 On May 5, 2020, NBC 10 News highlighted Project H.O.P.E.’s patient care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. NBC 10’s Cydney Long interviewed Project H.O.P.E.’s staff. This iincluded Susanne Johnson, APN-C Associate Medical Director; Dr. Stephanie Santoro, Medical Director; and Patricia DeShields, CEO, were interviewed for […]
Homeless Service System’s Response to COVID-19 Provides Opportunity in Planning and Response Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused homeless service providers to change how they are working and providing housing and services to individuals experiencing homelessness. As homeless service providers pivot and change how they work, this is an opportunity to engage persons with […]