Those who lack shelter and even basic resources or support networks are the very vulnerable people, and those stressors are made worse by climate change.
The proposed 2017 NJ budget cuts $36 million from the Emergency Assistance (EA) program. This could make many of our neighbors homeless.
It is now illegal in Hawaii for the homeless to sit or lie on sidewalks, with criminal penalties if warnings are ignored in Waikiki and in Chinatown.
A key recommendation of the Justice in Aging report is to fund and develop sufficient permanent supportive housing for currently homeless seniors.
Huffpost Impact highlighted efforts to in San Francisco’s libraries in “Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It’s Working?”
In a March 29, 2016 article in The Atlantic by Dr. Maralyssa Bann highlighted “The Impossibility of Managing a Chronic Disease While Homeless.”
“My heart bleeds for the homeless,” said Lisa Monterrosa. “There’s a place for less fortunate people, and it’s not the woods of Colwick.”
Gov. Christie should not pick just one vulnerable group, but to demonstrate the strength of the State’s commitment to making NJ strong for everyone.
Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters documents that only one in three shelters provided assistance.
People experiencing homeless or who are otherwise in transition face special challenges when registering to vote but they can and should vote.