On June 29 the Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County and the American Legion Post 269 broke ground on Emerson Veterans Affordable Housing.
Joining the 111,000 formerly homeless veterans who have already found homes with HUD/VASH, thousands more brave veterans will be housed.
The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released “Identifying and Serving Veterans Accessing Community-based Homeless Services.”
Housing navigators can dramatically improve a community’s housing outcomes by locating housing stock and helping clients navigate the homeless system.
The NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is seeking proposals to provide stable housing and supportive services using a Housing First approach.
Frank Cirillo of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness, “Permanent housing is the best vehicle for getting people out of homelessness.”
On January 6, 2016, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III announced the end of veteran homelessness in the County.
A barrier to the Obama’s goal of ending veterans homelessness in 2015 is that “many landlords remain reluctant to rent to homeless individuals.”
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced on December 30, 2015 that Mercer is the first county in NJ to to house every homeless veteran.
The Urban Institute and Silber and Associates, released findings from the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation.