Bergen County Ended Chronic Homelessness, So Can Every Other Community
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1) Provide one-stop housing health and employment services in a welcoming environment
2) Adopt the Housing First Model; Change the focus from fixing people to finding them housing.
3) Create a government, faith-based and non-profit collaborative model where everyone is bought into the same philosophy and goal
4) Provide low—to no—barrier housing focused sheltering. (For example, no intake process that involves extensive questioning or identification requirements.)
5) Adopt a County Homeless Trust Fund. This can provide additional financing to acquire property, purchase housing rental vouchers, fund supportive services, and provide family homeless prevention projects.
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December 29, 2018 at 2:32 AM #6058Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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be the priority, not a place where you’re rousted out in the early morning and can’t go back to til evening, etc.
December 30, 2018 at 8:11 PM #6522AnonymousInactive
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It’s not exactly a peaceful environment. Everything you own has to be locked up for safety. Some of the residents have psychiatric problems, many have drug problems, some are willing to steal or eager to fight. You can’t relax there. It’s nothing like a home.
I’ve talked to a handful of people (men mostly) without homes, and they view the local shelter as the last-ditch option.
December 30, 2018 at 3:07 PM #6425PasticheParticipant
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Doesn’t sound good to me.
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December 30, 2018 at 3:10 PM #6431Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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where everyone is brought into the same goal
December 30, 2018 at 7:31 PM #6514
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