Mayor's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness
1. Welcome Letter from Mayor
2. About the Task Force
4. Download the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness & Core Principles
5. Online Feedback
Welcome Letter from Mayor
Thank you for your interest in the joint effort of the City of Newark and Essex County to end homelessness.
Each jurisdiction set up its own Task Force to take an in-depth look at homeless issues unique to the City of Newark and Essex County. Their work resulted in a combined Essex - Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
The Ten Year Plan follows the model developed by many other mayors and county executives across the country: a community-based plan focused on ending, rather than managing, homelessness. In this context, the plans details services gaps, housing needs, prevention strategies and methods for investing in proactive solutions.
We hope you will review the plan (a copy can be downloaded from this website) and share your feedback online in the “online feedback” section.
Thank you for your interest in an action-oriented solution to end homelessness in our community.
Cory A. Booker
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About the Task Force
Over the course of several months, the Newark and Essex County Task Force reviewed and revised drafts of the respective components of the Essex - Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
Each Task Force member includes key public and private stakeholders, including (former) consumers. A complete list of members can be seen below.
Honorable Cory A. Booker (Mayor, City of Newark)
Sandra Accomando (Executive Director, Apostle’s House)
Arcelio Aponte (Dir. of Operations, Dept. of Housing & Economic Development, City of Newark)
Tonya R. Bryan (Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of Newark)
Captain Susan Broxton-Cole (Newark Police Department Community Affairs)
Captain Sheilah Cole (Newark Police Department Director’s Office)
Gwendolyn Coursey (Community Advocate)
Sam Delgado (Vice President of External Relations, Verizon)
Amy DePaul (Court Director, Newark Municipal Court)
Keith Green (Executive Director, United Way of Essex & West Hudson)
Tory Gunsolley (Chief Administrative Officer, Newark Housing Authority)
Shavon Harris (Assistant Director, Newark WORKS, City of Newark)
Dr. Akil Khalfani (Director, African Institute, Essex County College)
Keith Kinard (Executive Director, Newark Housing Authority)
Machelle Lassiter (Manager, RFP and Capacity Building, United Way of Essex and West Hudson)
Michael Meyer (Director Division of Housing & Real Estate, City of Newark)
Reginald Osborne (Pastor, Bethel World Outreach Ministries, Inc.)
Daymn Kelly (Executive Director, Newark Emergency Services for Families)
Stefan Pryor (Deputy Mayor Housing & Economic Development, City of Newark)
Rosemarie Rosati (Vice President, University Behavioral Health Care, UMDNJ)
Alison Recca-Ryan (Director, New Jersey, Corporation for Supportive Housing)
Jose Santos (Community Advocate)
Maria Vizcarrondo (Director, Department of Child and Family Well Being, City of Newark)
Jolanda Williams (Director of Innovation & Performance Management, City of Newark)
Kevin Zealand (Chief of Operations, AIDS Resource Foundation for Children)
Terry Zealand (Executive Director, AIDS Resource Foundation for Children)
Essex County Members
Honorable Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. (Essex County Executive)
Benjamin Amos III (Director, Essex County Division of Community Action)
David A. Brown (Executive Director, Irvington Housing Authority)
Felipe Chavana (Executive Director, Essex-Newark Legal Services)
Roger Costa (Executive Director, United Way of North Essex)
Rose Crenshaw (Director of Resources, Irvington Housing Authority)
Christell Culpepper (Under-Sheriff, Essex County Sheriff’s Office)
Frank Cuoco (HSAC Coordinator, Essex County Department of Economic Development)
Mark Damato (Executive Director, East Orange Housing Authority)
Robert Davidson (Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Essex County)
Armando Fontoura (Essex County Sheriff)
Susan Goodwin (Manager of Housing, East Orange General Hospital)
Erin Healy (Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing)
Angel Henry (Consumer Representative)
Rev. Reginald Jackson (Pastor, St. Matthew AME Church, Orange)
David Kerr (Executive Director, Integrity House, Inc.)
Dr. Glenda Kirkland (Executive Director, Isaiah House)
Kavin Lynch (Essex County Sheriff’s Office)
Esther Martinez (Project Coordinator, Essex County Div. of Housing & Community Development)
Natasha Mayes (CEAS Coordinator, Essex County Division of Community Action)
Raul Mendes (Executive Director, Project Live)
Bruce Nigro (Director, Essex County Division of Welfare)
Anibal Ramos (Director, Essex County Department of Citizen Services)
Fred Sambataro (Board Member, The Nicholson Foundation)
Shelley Slafkes (United Way of North Essex)
Kevin Slavin (President, East Orange General Hospital)
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What is a Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness?
A Ten Year Plan is a community’s “business plan” for ending homelessness. The best plans tend to be outcome-focused and concise (under 30 pages). This effort has been undertaken by over 350 communities across the nation and the Essex - Newark plan has incorporated the best and most promising elements of these other plans, while focusing on our own community needs.
What were the roles of the Newark and Essex County Task Forces?
To take an in-depth look at homeless issues unique to the City and the County, each jurisdiction set up its own Task Force. Their work was then combined to create one comprehensive Essex - Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
How will the Newark – Essex County Ten Year Plan be implemented?
After the community has provided input to the draft, and the Mayor and Essex County Executive have approved the final version, the Newark and the Essex Task Forces will be disbanded. A new entity, the Essex - Newark Coalition to End Homelessness, will be convened for the purpose of implementing and overseeing the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. For continuity of commitment and expertise, many Task Force members will also become part of the Coalition. In addition to former Task Force members, the Coalition, and its work groups, will include additional volunteers from the public sector, business, service providers, non-profit, philanthropic, consumers and faith-based communities.
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Download the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness & Core Principles
Please follow the links below to download the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and the core principles the plan endorses, both in PDF format.
After reviewing the plan, we hope you will provide us with feedback.
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We value your feedback! If you were not able to attend one of the Community Forums held in September 2009, please share your questions and comments to Tenyearplanfeedback@ci.newark.nj.us
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