SUPPORTIVE HOUSING Program: UWHC directly operates the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing First/Collaborative Solutions Program, the first-ever awarded in Hudson County. The Program has provided permanent, affordable and supportive scattered-site housing for 26 homeless households since 2006. The goal of the program is to help participants obtain and remain in permanent housing, increase their skills and income and achieve greater self-determination. UWHC locates suitable apartments throughout the community for program participants and provides rental subsidies, case management and supportive service to help stabilize their housing situation. UWHC SHP program has increased to add an additional three grants that will place individuals and families in permanent housing.
FEMA Program: The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program was created in 1983 to supplement the work of local social service organizations within the United States, both private and governmental, to help people in need of emergency assistance. This collaborative effort between the private and public sectors has provided over $3.7 billion in Federal funds during its 28-year history.
VITA Program: UWHC provides space to AARP and VITA-Hopes every Tax season who provides income tax assistance to low income households, many of whom were homeless, bringing Earned Income Tax Credit dollars into the community. For more information please visit their respective sites.
211: Information and Referral Phone System: 211 creates one easy access point to the health, human services, community resources and government assistance people need every day, as well as in times of crisis. United Way provided this information and referral service for Hudson County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, in any language.
EMERGENCY SHELTER SYSTEM: The Hudson County Emergency Shelter System is organized by Hudson County officials. The shelter provides a place for homeless individuals and families to go in the event of a winter weather emergency.
UNITED WAY RECYCLE: United We-Cycle provides an efficient, responsive and reliable recycling pick-up service in Greater Jersey City and New York City. Clothes, fabrics, towels, bedding, shoes and e-waste will be collected and recycled, and the funds will be used to pay for our many programs.