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Help for New Jersey’s Homeless

Emergency shelters in New Jersey would have to provide shelter for the homeless, including those with mental illnesses who pose no safety threat to themselves or others under a two-bill package that's headed to the governor's desk.

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NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
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What Impact Did Sandy Have On NJ’s Homeless? [AUDIO]

Every year, nearly 30,000 New Jerseyans find themselves homeless. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many others were forced from their homes and into shelters and hotel rooms.

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Homeless Shelter
Homeless Shelter (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Atlantic City Struggles With Homelessness [SERIES]

While Atlantic City continues it's struggle for economic redevelopment, it finds itself trapped in another struggle with homelessness within the community.

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Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Speaking on Atlantic City's Boardwalk About Sponsored Legislation To Curtail Homeless Residents Being Sent To Atlantic City From Other Counties (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Speaking on Atlantic City's Boardwalk About Sponsored Legislation To Curtail Homeless Residents Being Sent To Atlantic City From Other Counties (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
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Lawmakers Look To Ease Atlantic City’s Homeless Burden [AUDIO]

"We want to help the homeless out, we just don't want to be a dumping ground."

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Lakewood Police at Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop)
Lakewood Police at Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop)
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Lakewood Tent City Minister Arrested Again, Refutes Claims

The leader of Lakewood's Tent City is facing another set of charges hours after he was released from the Ocean County Jail yesterday. Police confirm Steve Brigham was arrested on criminal mischief and additional witness tampering charges on Wednesday night.

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Pastor Stephen Bingham leads marchers. (Tom Mongelli/Townsquare Media NJ)
Pastor Stephen Bingham leads marchers. (Tom Mongelli/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lakewood’s Tent City Leader Steve Brigham Arrested

Steve Brigham, the leader of Lakewood's Tent City is facing charges of vandalism and witness tampering.

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Hunterdon Homeless Awareness – Residents Sleep In Cardboard Boxes – Does It Help [POLL]

I often shake my head at the attempts some folks make to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless here in New Jersey.

So it’s with a bit of healthy skepticism that I learned about the many residents in Hunterdon County that gathered at a lawn at Hunterdon Central High School for a fundraiser to both raise awareness of the plight of the homeless; and, perhaps, to help ease them into affordable housing

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Homeless Shelter
Homeless Shelter (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Proposed Housing Rules Could Help NJ’s Homeless [AUDIO]

The homeless issue continues to grow each year in New Jersey with thousands of people out on the streets. A major effort is underway to put a stop to that once and for all. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Board recently held a special meeting to propose new rules that would provide more incentives to developers to include housing units for homeless families in their developments.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Lawmaker Wants To Stop Homeless From Being “Deposited” In Atlantic City

A South Jersey lawmaker is pushing a plan to stop homeless people from being transferred from one part of the state to the other, unless social workers first agree upon a case management plan.

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Tackling The Homeless Problem In New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker is pressing ahead with an aggressive plan to combat homelessness in the Garden State.

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