Wednesday, March 19, 2014


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 Orlando.

Written remarks may be submitted via email at or by mail to Homeless Council Public Testimony, NJ Department of Human Services, Office of the Commissioner, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ 08625-0700.

Some excellent sample talking points for the hearing are listed at the website of Monarch Housing Associates,

The 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.


Deb Ellis

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