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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Providing Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans Advancing

S-1564 is scheduled for a vote in the full Senate on Monday. The measure would expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. 

 

The current pilot program, established by the "New Jersey Housing Assistance for Veterans Act," authorizes grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate existing primary residences of disabled or low-income veterans. S-1564 would amend the Act to expand the pilot program to include the purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned homes for homeless veterans. 

 

Under the bill, a nonprofit veterans' organization, with experience in rehabilitating housing for homeless veterans, would be eligible to receive a grant to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. The bill would prioritize nonprofit organizations that serve communities in the greatest need of homeless services. 

 

The League supports the efforts of the sponsors to provide additional funding to assist the veterans who need it most. 

 

S-1564’s Assembly counterpart, A-3142passed unanimously by the full Assembly in January 2023. If passed by the Senate on Monday, the bill will head to Governor Murphy for his consideration.  


Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x137. 

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