Sunday, October 28, 2012

NJ Coalition to End Homelessness

Releases Request For Proposals for Atlantic, Essex, Hudson and Ocean Counties

The New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness (the Coalition) is a statewide non-profit with one mission: to eradicate homelessness in New Jersey.  We believe in a New Jersey where no one is forced to sleep outside and where every man, woman and child lives in safe, affordable housing. The Coalition will work with its partners throughout the State until that vision becomes a reality.

Both data and outcomes have proven that the “Housing First” model is the most successful approach to ending homelessness.  Housing  First is currently endorsed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) as a "best practice" for governments and service-agencies to use in their fight to end chronic homelessness in America[1] - cite_note-5 and has also been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an Evidence-based practice.[2]  Therefore, the Coalition will provide funding opportunities to organizations that are implementing this approach in three specific categories: Rapid Rehousing to provide  security and /or utility deposits to assist  in the rehousing of homeless individuals and/or families;  Homeless Emergency Fund to provide short term emergency stays for those needing temporary shelter while permanent affordable housing is secured , and;  Homeless Prevention, to pay rental arrears up to 3 months for residents who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless and have demonstrated means to resume payment of housing costs within 3 months.; to provide  to organizations that are implementing this approach.

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