Tuesday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.
NJ State Museum Auditorium
205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
The New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness urges advocates, service providers, and individuals
affected by homelessness to testify at this important public hearing. In
order for changes to occur in our state, the members of the Interagency
Council need to hear about the real barriers faced by homeless
individuals and those who provide services. Testimony is limited to
three-minute statements with no questions. The Council is particularly
interested in hearing views on two topics:
• Best practices in homeless services delivery and
• Impediments to the delivery of homeless services.
The hearing is held by Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
Commissioner Richard Constable and Department of Human Services (DHS)
Commissioner Jennifer Velez. Several members of the NJCEH are members of
the Council including Board President Alison Recca-Ryan, Trustee Connie
Mercer, Advisory Board Member Kent Pipes, and former Trustee Julia
Written remarks may be submitted via email at HomelessCouncil@dhs.state.nj.us
or by mail to Homeless Council Public Testimony, NJ Department of Human
Services, Office of the Commissioner, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ
Some excellent sample talking points for the hearing are listed at the website of Monarch Housing Associates, http://monarchhousing.org/2014/02/20/march-25th-hearing-to-end-homelessness/.
Interagency Council on Homelessness was created by Governor Christie in
April 2012 and is charged with better identifying and addressing the
needs of homeless individuals in New Jersey and preparing a 10-year plan
to end homelessness in New Jersey.