Hudson Freeholders Approve More Than $2 Million For The County’s Homeless Programs

The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved the New Jersey Department of Human Services award of $2,048,100 to the Social Services Homeless Program.   The funding will be used to provide various programs and services to the homeless population in Hudson County.

The purpose of this grant is to provide emergency assistance by means of shelter, food, prevention, and case management to needy individuals in Hudson County.  The term of this grant starts on January 1, 2021 and runs through December 31, 2021.

A county press release stated, “Chairman Anthony Vainieri, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Hudson are committed to providing the necessary financial support and social services needed to assist the homeless of Hudson County.”

The Freeholders have also approved funding to provide for meal delivery services through Peer Grouping to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.  The funding totals $95,000.  The funds will be utilized by the Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services to help provide assistance to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The grant period runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.