A fundraiser to help end homelessness on behalf of Garden State Episcopal CDC & Covenant House NJ. Enjoy mask making, cocktails and sound by Dancing Tony!
Point-in-Time Homeless Persons Count happened yesterday February 4th. A BIG thank you to our staff, all the volunteers and local agencies that made this happen!
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts provide counts of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night. Counts are provided by household type (individuals, families, and child-only households), and are further broken down by subpopulation categories, such as homeless veterans and people who are chronically homeless.
Garden State Episcopal CDC is creating housing solutions for municipalities. We are repurposing foreclosures as mixed income housing with half the subsidy of new construction. For just $50,000 of subsidy per unit we can acquire, rehab and complete a sale in just 7.5 months. This is compared to $100,000 in subsidy for new construction and a 2 year timeline. We work fast turning eyesore and liabilities into neighborhood assets, stabilizing property values and building a strong base for new comps. Our average per unit cost is $165,000 compared to $250,000 per unit for new construction. From 2010 to 2013, we rehabbed 13 foreclosures in Jersey City creating 26 units with a $4 million investment. Those homes generated $3 million in mortgage activity and $1.5 million in construction contracts that went to local contractors. Moving forward, we are rehabbing 27 units with $6 million. We are "Building Strong Communities." To find out more about GSECDC please visit: http://gsecdc.org/about-us/
Ending Homelessness, One Life at a Time
Every autumn, the days get shorter and the nights get longer. As we warm our homes for the holidays, it gets colder on the streets. For people with nowhere to live, life gets harder and harder. At Garden State Episcopal CDC, we are working to change that.
We need your support for our Longest Night Campaign: Ending Homelessness, One Life at a Time. We will launch this season of giving on November 21st, 2013 at 6 pm at Casino in the Park, 1 Nunda Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304. This event will kick off one month of raising awareness on the plight of homelessness, raising funds to end this crisis and collecting much needed supplies, all culminating in our annual Homeless Memorial Service which will be held during the week of December 21st, 2013 – the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and the national homeless memorial.
In order to make this effort a success, we are asking for support and assistance from the entire community. You can help by becoming an event sponsor, purchasing an Ad for our program that will reach hundreds of business and community leaders, donating items for our silent auction, and purchasing a ticket to attend this event.
On behalf of the Longest Night Campaign Committee, our Honorary Committee Chair, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, and those with no place to call home, thank you.
The GSECDC, which changed its name from Jersey City Episcopal CDC in January (2011), is looking to push through with a project in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood as well as provide affordable housing in Bayonne, Union City and Passaic County. As they prepare to move forward, they will also celebrate their previous success with a gala at...Read More