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2016 Housing and Urban Development Funding Application

The Morris County Continuum of Care, a local planning committee charged with the responsibility of reducing the incidence of homelessness in Morris County, has begun the process for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2016 Continuum of Care Application.

In preparation for submission of the CoC application for HUD funding, the Morris County Continuum of Care Executive is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding to support NEW projects through the Morris County Continuum of Care process.  The notice of intent for renewal projects will be announced at a later date.

The HUD Continuum of Care program provides funding to programs serving homeless individuals and families in the community.  Funding may be used for a variety of project types including permanent housing, coordinated entry and HMIS.  Notices are due Tuesday, May 31, 2016, by 4:30 pm. Get more information.

The Morris County Freeholders have authorized the release of a study they authorized in 2015 as part of their long-term assessment of operations at the county owned Morris View Healthcare Center, to look for potential costs savings for taxpayers while also seeking to ensure continued quality care for patients.

“It’s very important to understand that the freeholders have not made any decisions on a future course of action regarding Morris View,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “Rest assured, we certainly are not going to do anything that should alarm patients and their families, nor the very dedicated staff at Morris View.

Learn more about the report and read it in full.

NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line

The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was established by the Mental Health Association of NJ to support two distinct groups across the state of New Jersey: those concerned with their own opiate use; and, those who are experiencing distress related to the opiate use of a friend or family member. Call 855-652-3737 or visitwww.njconnectforrecovery.org.

Apply Online for Temporary Assistance

The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance would like to encourage clients to apply online for assistance programs. The Office of Temporary Assistance is experiencing longer wait times than in the past and this online application can be completed at home or anywhere (Library) that internet access exists.

Whether you apply online or in person your application will be processed in approximately 30 days. Applying online will avoid a client waiting to be seen at the Office of Temporary Assistance.