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  • NJ A1658
  • Requires DCA to make information on homeless prevention programs and services available on its Internet website.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(12/5/2016)
Crossed Over
(11/21/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to prepare and make available on the department's Internet website, in an easily printable format, information on all municipal, county, State, or federal homeless prevention programs and services available to a homeless person or to a person who is at imminent risk of homelessness and who is not eligible for, or does not qualify to receive, municipal, county, State, or federal social or public assistance services. DCA would update the information whenever new information on the programs and services becomes available. The information would include, but not be limited to, a list, by county, of: grant programs and homeless intervention programs supplying grants and providing referral assistance services to homeless veterans, homeless persons, and persons at imminent risk of homelessness, as applicable; homeless youth programs, homeless services, and homeless prevention services provided by the Departments of Military and Veterans Affairs, Children and Families, and Human Services (DMVA, DCF, and DHS) to teens, young adults, families involved with the child welfare system, and persons suffering from mental illness or co-occurring disorders; and other municipal, county, State, or federal housing and homeless prevention programs that provide financial and other supportive services to homeless persons or those at imminent risk of homelessness. DCA would require each county and municipal welfare agency, Division of Child Protection and Permanency local office, veterans service office, emergency shelter for the homeless, health care facility, State psychiatric hospital, crisis intervention unit, screening service, library, and community-based outreach program and nonprofit organizations providing housing and homeless prevention services in the State to post the information specified in the bill in a conspicuous public place in the agency, office shelter, facility, hospital, unit, screening service, library, or place where housing and homeless prevention services are provided. The bill also mandates that the entities provide the information to homeless persons or persons at imminent risk of homelessness who are not eligible for, or do not qualify to receive, municipal, county, State, or federal social or public assistance services. DCA would ensure, in consultation with DCF, DHS, and DMVA, that: the information posted on the DCA website would be available on the DCF, DHS, and DMVA websites, and updated as necessary; and a link to the information would be posted to the Intranet website of every county and municipal welfare agency, DCPP local office, and veterans service offices in the State. As used in the bill, "homeless person" means a teen, a young adult, a veteran, as defined under N.J.S.11A:5-1, N.J.S.18A:66-2, section 6 of P.L.1954, c.84 (C.43:15A-6), or section 1 of P.L.1983, c.391 (C.43:16A-11.7), an unemployed or underemployed person, a person with mental illness, or a person with developmental disabilities who is living outside, or in a building not meant for human habitation or which the person has no legal right to occupy, or in an emergency shelter, or in a temporary housing program which may include a transitional and supportive housing program if habitation time limits exist, or temporarily in the home of another household, or in a motel.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Community and Urban Affairs, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee  (on 12/5/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (71-0-0)
10/27/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/27/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 10/27/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
10/6/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/6/2016 Assembly Housing and Community Development Hearing (14:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 71 0 8
Detail 10/27/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 0
Detail 10/6/2016 Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 0