Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes Shares Mercer's Success in Ending Homelessness
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes moderated a workshop on ending homelessness at the NJ Association of Counties (NJAC) Annual Conference on May 8th, 2015. Hughes spoke about Mercer County’s recent success in reducing family homelessness. Through Rapid Rehousing, Mercer has been able to reduce its number of homeless families by 74% since 2007, almost double the statewide rate and more than four times the national rate.
“I’m pleased to have another opportunity to discuss our comprehensive, collaborative efforts to reduce the numbers of homeless people in Mercer County, and I’m happy to share to ideas with other panelists and those attending the NJAC workshop. I hope Mercer County serves as motivation and a model for other communities that are looking for proven ways to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors achieve better lives.”
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