January 28, 2009
222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Statement by DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez on
the Homeless Point-in-Time Survey
“It’s critical to understand the scope and magnitude of this very pressing social problem. It is increasingly important – especially during this worsening economic crisis – to connect individuals and families with the state, local and faith-based resources available.
“We know that many who are homeless or near-homeless face other challenges as well: mental illness, physical disabilities and addictions and we’re hopeful this will help raise awareness for accessible services and encourage individuals to reach out for help using 2-1-1, NJ FamilyCare and NJHelps.”