$3.8M in grants to aid homeless shelters

TRENTON –  Gov. Chris Christie today announced the award of 37 Shelter Support grants totaling $3.83 million in both state and federal funding. 

The grants will aid nonprofit and local government agencies operating emergency homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities while assisting approximately 3,000 New Jersey households over the next year, the governor’s office announced.

Christie made the announcement at Community Hope’s Hope for Veterans program, a 95-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans at the Lyons Campus in Somerset County. Community Hope is receiving a $189,000 grant.

These grants will be used to abate code violations, address life safety issues, create additional bed space and support the 1,652 beds in existing homeless shelters and transitional housing, resulting in improved living conditions for homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence and military veterans, the administration said.

“I am proud that many of my cabinet members volunteered their time during this Season of Service at more than 40 community service organizations throughout the New Jersey,” Christie said. “From Oasis and Eva’s Kitchen  to Project Self Sufficiency and Anchor House, they served meals, read to children and delivered much needed coats to our neighbors in need.”

Shelter Support Grantees

 

Grantee

Shelter or Transitional Housing

Award Amount

Location

Anchor House

Transitional Housing

$82,500

Trenton

Anderson House

Transitional Housing

$142,880

Whitehouse Station

Atlantic City Rescue Mission

Shelter

$97,332

Atlantic City

Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc.-Ladder Project

Transitional Housing

$82,500

Hackensack

Bergen County-Youth Shelter

Shelter

$301,924

Teterboro

Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity

Transitional Housing

$24,709

Camden

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen-State Street

Transitional Housing

$54,000

Perth Amboy

Catholic Charities of Newark-Hope House

Shelter

$12,100

Jersey City

Catholic Charities of Newark-St. Bridget’s

Shelter/Transitional Housing

$93,850

Newark

Catholic Charities of Newark-St. Lucy’s

Shelter

$33,000

Jersey City

Catholic Charities of Newark-Strong Futures

Transitional Housing

$74,250

Union City

Center for Family Services, Inc. (FAITH – Family Alternative Intensive Treatment Home)

Transitional Housing

$70,900

Laurel Springs

Center for Family Services, Inc. (Home Base)

Transitional Housing

$64,000

Camden

Center for Family Services, Inc. (Oasis STLP and Shelter)

Shelter/Transitional Housing

$49,000

Cape May

Communities of Faith for Housing

Shelter

$50,000

Hoboken

Community Hope, Inc.

Shelter/Transitional Housing

$189,982

Newark/Lyons

Covenant House New Jersey

Shelter

$100,000

Atlantic City

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren

Outreach Center

$62,301

Washington Borough

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services

Shelter/Transitional Housing

$24,396

Lafayette/Newton

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless-Helen’s House

Transitional Housing

$53,000

Elizabeth

Gospel Services Benevolent Society

Shelter

$113,055

Irvington

Homefront – TLC, Inc.

Transitional Housing

$115,200

Trenton

Jersey Battered Women’s Service

Shelter/Transitional Housing

$41,002

Morristown

Loving Care Homes Inc.

Transitional Housing

$163,000

Bound Brook

Monmouth County

Transitional Housing

$150,000

Tinton Falls

New Community Harmony House Corp.

Transitional Housing

$50,000

Newark

NJ Association on Correction

Shelter

$121,424

Camden County

Ocean’s Harbor House

Transitional Housing

$72,856

Toms River

Positive Health Care, Inc.

Transitional Housing

$127,304

Newark

R and R Development

Transitional Housing

$109,000

Newark

Rescue Mission of Trenton

Shelter

$151,700

Trenton

Rural Development Corporation

Shelter

$160,000

Vineland

Shelter Our Sisters

Shelter

$181,100

Teaneck

The Sierra House, Inc.

Transitional Housing

$13,500

East Orange

United Progress, Inc.

Transitional Housing

$89,500

Trenton

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.

Transitional Housing

$350,000

Camden

Women Aware

Shelter

$159,000

New Brunswick

$3.8M in grants to aid homeless shelters