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.


Program on Homelessness at GRBWI’s April 2nd meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Two River Theater
Who experiences homelessness? Why?  What resources are available? What’s needed? And what can we do, individually or as a group, to help in meaningful ways?  Hear from a panel of experts and advocates, Moderator: Suellen Sims

Covenant House Sleep Out in Asbury Park

Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00 PM  to Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 AM
Trinity Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, NJ, 07712 — The Sleep Out raises benefits homeless youth age 18-21 served by Covenant House (CHNJ) right here in Asbury Park. 

New Jersey Coalition to
End Homelessness

IMG-1171.jpg "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 -


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