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Senator Kristin Corrado Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40)
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October 27, 2022
Committee Approves Corrado Bill that Would Assist Homeless Veterans

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Nonprofit veterans’ organizations may soon be able to purchase abandoned homes for homeless veterans thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and advanced today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Nonprofit veterans’ organizations may soon be able to purchase abandoned homes for homeless veterans thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“It is completely unacceptable to allow our veterans to go from serving our country to living on the streets. They have sacrificed so much in service to our nation and we must do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of veterans who have fallen on hard times,” said Corrado (R-40). “By restoring abandoned properties and making them into livable homes, this legislation can provide these men and women with safe and secure housing.”

The existing pilot program, established by the “New Jersey Housing Assistance for Veterans Act,” authorizes grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate existing primary residences of disabled or low-income veterans. Corrado’s bill, S-1564, would amend the Act to expand the pilot program to include the purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

“The grants authorized by this legislation will allow numerous non-profit organizations to purchase and renovate abandoned properties for New Jersey’s homeless veterans,” added Corrado. “These brave men and women have sacrificed so much for our country—they should not have to spend one single night without a roof over their head.”

Under the legislation, nonprofit organizations that serve communities in the greatest need of homeless services would be prioritized for grants.

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