Homelessness: America’s Home-grown Humanitarian Crisis

Homelessness: America’s Home-grown Humanitarian Crisis | Laraine Schwartz

As an attorney who performs transactions for people buying and selling their homes or commercial properties, I am extremely conscious of the many homeless people in the area. The official numbers say that there are 900 families in Jersey City who don’t know where they will sleep on any given night — but many advocates contend that this is a gross underestimate because many people fall under the radar, if not under the tressels. In response to this home-grown humanitarian crisis, I have begun working with an interfaith-based community action group in Jersey City called Jersey City Together.

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