NJ Counts 2014, New Jersey's annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of the homeless, provides a statewide snapshot of homeless households in our communities; where they find shelter, what their needs are, and what factors contribute to making them homeless. The 2014 Count reveals important demographic and other information about families and individuals who were homeless on the night of Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, and was carried out with the help of government agencies, community-based organizations, and local volunteers. To view the PDF, click here.
Hudson Long Term Recovery Committee (HCLTRC) came into being in early 2013 as a response to SUPERSTORM SANDY, and is a voluntary association of entities involved in relief, recovery, rebuilding, and community development associated with disasters affecting Hudson County. For more information on the HCLTRC, click here to be directed to their home page or visit their Facebook or Twitter.
Ben Dineen, the Jersey City philanthropist and United Way executive who friends described as a “magical person,” died the morning of April 23rd, 13 months after he was diagnosed with cancer. A lifelong Hudson County resident, Dineen spent his final years in Secaucus with his partner, Dennis Hull. The two were honored by Hudson County Community College last year when they donated hundreds of pieces of art from their personal collection to the college. For the rest of the story, click here.
Mike Rowan, researcher and professor at John Jay College, speaks to a homeless man for the survey as Orlando Davis, volunteer, observes on Jan. 29, 2014 at Journal Square. Hudson County workers and volunteers went to Journal Square as part of the first shift in the annual Point-In-Time homeless count. For more information on the story, click here.
Photo Credited: Alyssa Ki/The Jersey Journal