Jersey City – The Hudson County Board of Freeholders has approved a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Housing and Community Development, to award $121,006 to the Social Services Homeless Program.   The funding will allow them to assist in a COVID-19 Shelter Program for the homeless population in Hudson County.

The shelter will provide for homeless individuals and persons who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and cannot return home and need a place to quarantine.  The population which uses the county shelter are individuals having chronic health issues and are at a high risk of contracting the virus.

The shelter can guard against becoming an incubator for the virus by protecting the inhabitants and staff who run the shelters.

Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri says the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Hudson are committed to providing the necessary financial resources needed to assist the homeless and combat COVID-19 in all of the municipalities of Hudson County.