On March 25, 2014, three staff members of Monarch Housing Associates, along with other advocates to end homelessness from across New Jersey, had the opportunity to help shape the state’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.  The State Interagency Council on Homelessness held a public hearing that gave testifiers the opportunity to make recommendations to the Council.

About 60 individuals attended the hearing, which was held at the NJ State Museum Auditorium in Trenton.  They addressed Council members including the State Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable and Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. 

Many of the speakers referenced proven strategies for preventing and ending homelessness in their recommendations including

*Housing First
*Rapid Re-Housing
*Centralized/Coordinated Assessment Systems
*Public Housing Authorities Prioritizing Homeless Households

Monarch Housing Associates is a mission-driven, results-oriented nonprofit located in Cranford, New Jersey.   Monarch works statewide with the vision that everyone will have quality, affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and community integration.  Our mission is to expand the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships.

Monarch develops partnerships with public-private entities and the non-profit community through our mission driven programs focused on Ending Homelessness, Housing Production. and Public Policy.

Click here to read more about the hearing and testimony.