Donna Steiner, a truly remarkable woman whose passion for helping the homeless pushed us to do the right things. She will be missed.

Spotlight on Homelessness and related issues



This page is a compilation of ideas, articles, and service organization profiles, all stemming from GRBWI’s growing interest in the plight of the homeless, food insecure and poor in our communities.

Homelessness is one of the issues GRBWI has earmarked for attention this year, and we're looking to get started asap. 

We are interested in reducing homelessness, increasing access to affordable housing and improving the personal and living conditions of adults, children and families experiencing homelessness. If you are too, please contact us -


Covenant House Sleep Out in Asbury Park

77 "Sleepers" Raise $110,000 at Covenant House Sleep Out May 17 to 18, 2019 in  Asbury Park.

Click HERE for post-event coverage.

Information about Covenant House NJ can be found at

This Happened…Tuesday, April 2, 2019


GRBWI Panel on Homelessness, with presentations by:

  • Cindy Sagosz, Volunteer/Advocate with St. George's by the River Episcopal Church in Rumson

  • Christine Love, Executive Director, Family Promise of Monmouth County

  • Suellen Sims, co-founder, Greater Red Bank Women's Initiative (moderator)

  • Susana Monteiro, Senior Development Manager, and  Mark Wilcox, Outreach Worker, Covenant House

  • Steve Heisman, Executive Director, HABcore 

  • Peter Boynton, Director of Shelter and CAP, Affordable Housing Alliance


New Jersey Coalition to
End Homelessness "The Coalition is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit with one goal: to eradicate homelessness in New Jersey. Toward that end, the Coalition will advocate, educate, organize and, if necessary, litigate for emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness." 


HABcore is a primary service provider of permanent and affordanle housing for those who are at risk of homelessness in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.”

HABcore newsletter -


The New American Homeless Housing insecurity in the nation’s richest cities is far worse than government statistics claim. Just ask the Goodmans. New Republic August 2019 Read Here

Report: 13,000 of Chicago's Homeless in 2017 Had Jobs Chicago's homeless population is substantially larger than indicated by the point-in-time tally that the city conducts annually.
NBC Chicago 5 Jul 7, 2019 Read Here

Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness—and Lowers Health Care Costs by Millions
Rand Review, June 27, 2018 Read Here

Homeless: 'It's very hard to live in NJ if you don't make a certain level of money'
Asbury Park Press, January 24, 2019 Read Here

How Land-rich, Cash-poor Faith Groups are Creating Affordable Housing
CBS NEWS November 24, 2018 Read Here

California Churches Address Housing Crisis
Amid rising homelessness, congregations are building affordable housing.
The Christian Century August 22, 2018 Read Here

There Are 2 Vacant Investor-Owned Homes for Every Homeless Person in America
GritPost January 10, 2018 Read Here

Homeless America Project
Dr. Anthony J. Barone and his wife Alexandra Barone, residents of Egg Harbor Township, have started a non-profit organization called Homeless America Project. Read Here
The Press of Atlantic City, Mar 14, 2019

These are the states where homelessness has increased and decreased the most:
Holly Yan, CNN, June 6, 2019 Read Here

Kansas City Refuses To Let Veterans Stay Homeless, Builds Them Their Own Town For Free
After two years of planning, a group of homeless veterans in Kansas City, Missouri will finally have a place to call home. The Veterans Community Project built 13 tiny homes, consisting of four family units and nine single units, all fully functional. Not only will… continue reading