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Rescue Mission of Trenton
Rescue Mission of Trenton (Michael Mancuso & Martin Griff)
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NJ rescue missions need more help to keep homeless shelters afloat

The emergency shelter and services program at the Rescue Mission of Trenton costs about $1.2 million annually to operate and is reporting a deficit of $400,000.

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Former Lakewood Tent City homeless living in Howell woods

The Tent City has been demolished. So what's next for these people, stuck without homes or the resources to get them?

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Federal cuts squeezing NJ homeless shelters as more people seek their help

Homeless shelters across New Jersey could be impacted by steep cuts this year in federal funding as the Department of Housing and Urban Development shifts grant money from transitional programs to ones that focus on permanent housing.

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Homeless shelters struggle with loss of federal funding

David Willett lived in a tent and struggled with drug addiction before coming to Gregory House, a Honolulu shelter that has provided temporary housing for people with HIV and AIDS for more than a decade.

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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
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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