Resources for Agencies and Organizations Addressing the Needs of the Homeless Population The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new guide. The guide identifies forms of federal assistance […]
Public policy, advocacy and lobbying to end homelessness and expand supportive housing in NJ.
Working Together Along with Nonprofit Providers Can Help Mitigate a Rental Crisis We know that, not surprisingly, Cost Burdened Renters May Be At Further Risk Amid COVID-19. Many cities across the country have enacted rent freezes and eviction moratoriums which have banned evictions for 30 days, Temporarily Banning Evictions Could Stem Spike in Homeless Numbers. […]
Stopping the Cycle of Incarceration and Assisting Individuals with Mental Illness Experiencing Homelessness On April 14, nextavenue previewed a new PBS documentary about a Florida judge’s work to end the cycle of homelessness and incarceration. wenty years ago, Leifman created the Criminal Mental Health Project (CMHP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The project diverts non-violent offenders […]
New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Crisis Exacerbates with Rising Unemployment On April 8, 2020, The New York Times reported that “31% Can’t Pay the Rent: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’.” This is national data. It is important to keep in mind that well before the COVID-19 health pandemic, there was a housing affordability crisis in […]
New Federal Funding Can Pay for Three Months Rent As of an April 1, 2020 announcement, the federal CARES Act provides up to $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental funding. Of that amount, $2 billion will be distributed to states and entitlement jurisdictions. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has shared […]