Statement by DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez on the Homeless Point-in-Time Survey
For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2009
For Information, Contact:
Suzanne Esterman, (609) 292-3703
“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.”