Counting the Homeless in Cumberland County

Snow is still thick on the ground as teams of volunteers strike out from Catholic Charities’ office in Vineland on a frigid January morning. Their mission: find as many homeless as possible on the streets of Cumberland County and give them a survey. One of the teams pulls up to...

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Setting a Plate for Jesus in North Cape May

If you’re living on public assistance, or welfare, in Cape May County and using temporary housing vouchers from the Board of Social Services to help cover housing expenses, there’s a chance you may be living out of a motel. Although the county is trying to cut back on the trend,...

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The Struggle for Housing in Cape May County

Frances Ames, her significant other, and her four-year-old daughter have been living in a motel room since December. The 32-year-old lost her identification last fall when her purse was stolen. She and her daughter have been homeless since then. Without documentation, she’s ineligible for state-funded benefits. Her daughter’s corner of...

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Our Housing Impact

In 2014, New Jersey was ranked as the fifth most expensive state in terms of affordable housing in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 report: “In New Jersey, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,296. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities –...

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Our Impact: Housing

In 2014, New Jersey was ranked as the fifth most expensive state in terms of affordable housing in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 report: “In New Jersey, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,296. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities –...

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