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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fields questions at a wide-ranging news conference, March 3, 2016 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fields questions at a wide-ranging news conference, March 3, 2016 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Christie expanding rental voucher program for the homeless

Gov. Chris Christie says his administration will issue 500 rental assistance vouchers as part of a program to help New Jersey's homeless population.

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New Jersey senator: Make temporary housing help permanent

New Jersey's state Senate president wants to make temporary housing assistance for some vulnerable people permanent.

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Homelessness drops 2 percent in US since last year

The number of homeless people in the U.S. has declined slightly since last year. That's even as communities face shrinking federal budgets and a shortage of affordable housing.

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Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt
Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Growing concern for treatment of veterans, poll finds

As we get set to officially recognize the service of veterans tomorrow, a new FDU PublicMind poll finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.

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This homeless child social experiment is incredibly moving

This social experiment of a homeless boy freezing on the street shows the best and the worst of humanity.

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Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey shelters welcome homeless in the cold

The worst of Mother Nature has brought out the best of organizations across the state, providing warm meals and a place to sleep for people who have no place else to go.

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New Jersey groups getting $38 million in federal funding

Federal housing officials have awarded $38 million in grants to support 272 local homeless housing and service programs in New Jersey.

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Child homelessness hits record high, survey finds

An alarming number of children in the U.S. were homeless at some point last year. According to the latest report from the National Center on Family Homelessness, the issue hit a record-high 2.5 million children, or 1 in every 30.

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Homelessness could spike amid casino closures

With three casinos expected to close their doors for good over the next few weeks, the homeless population in Atlantic City could see a dramatic increase. In anticipation, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission is getting ready for what could be an onslaught of new clients.

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High rents, low incomes causing homelessness to grow in NJ

New Jersey is one of the richest states in the nation, but its homeless population continues to increase.

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