Jersey City & JC Housing Authority in $2M Partnership to Build New Facility to Provide More Resources for Homeless Residents

Date Published: 
April 22nd, 2021

From the Garden State Community Development Corporation's press release:

Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to announce the expansion of Jersey City’s homeless resident outreach efforts with a $2 million commitment to provide more permanent solutions for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The City is significantly enhancing health and social services utilizing our community partner and operator of Jersey City’s drop-in site, Garden State Community Development Corporation (GSCDC).

Stemming from the success of Jersey City’s free public showers program, which specifically targets the homeless population to promote personal hygiene amid the pandemic, the City is investing $2 million to target complex population health problems by greatly increasing services offered to the homeless – ranging from permanent shower facilities and free laundry to expanding case management operations and mental health services. A resolution will go before City Council on April 15th to establish the partnership and commitment of funds for the renovated location at 514 Newark Ave in Jersey City.

“We are looking to take a more comprehensive approach to help our homeless residents with a resource-oriented facility that can provide assistance in a setting that also provides dignity and respect,” said Mayor Fulop. 

Read GSCDC's press release.

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