Public Policy

Public policy, advocacy and lobbying to end homelessness and expand supportive housing in NJ.

Monarch Housing's CEO Taiisa Kelly with NIS' Brittany Manzo and Marc Dones

NIS Shared Recommendations for Centering Pandemic Response Around Lived Experience and Racial Equity As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the National Innovation Service (NIS) offers a preliminary framework for equitable systems transformation framework to COVID-19. This framework discusses how to navigate the COVID-19 response while centering lived experience and racial equity.  It is also critical to […]

New Federal Aid Package Will Fund Homeless Services and Rental Assistance The third COVID-19 federal aid package, known as the CARES Act, includes $330 billion in aid to Americans and businesses.  New Jersey will receive $3.444 billion which will include a $2.394 to the State of New Jersey and $1.050 in aid New Jersey’s largest […]

Resources from Seattle & King County, Washington, HUD and SNAPS Seattle and King County, Washington are sharing resources being used to support the existing homeless crisis response system amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the city and region’s population experiencing homelessness. Bob Pulster, Regional Coordinator, National Initiatives […]