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FUSE Grantee:  Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development

About the Grant

CSH is leveraging generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One to offer communities grant funding as well as expert advice and assistance to plan and implement the evidence-based Frequent User Systems Engagement (FUSE) model targeting frequent users of the criminal justice and homeless systems.hudson county

Geographic Focus

Hudson County, New Jersey

Why FUSE for Hudson County?

Focusing on permanent supportive housing solutions has long been a priority of the County of Hudson, and the Division of Housing and Community Development.   Over the last few years there has been an increased focus on the chronic homeless population by local officials, community advocates and the public in general. The Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development was prompted to apply for the grant in response to evidence of growing need and presence of supportive partners.  The Division is excited to work with our nonprofit partners, the Department of Corrections and local hospitals to implement a program that ultimately saves money and contributes to our goal of ending homelessness.

We believe FUSE is the right solution because it enables the community to systematically assess and identify those that are most in need and create the largest burden on our public systems.  By prioritizing these individuals for housing first, we believe we can implement a program that not only results in a significant costs savings, but also provides a more humane solution to address the homeless crisis.

Hudson County's Goals

Identifying and housing chronically homeless individuals who are the most frequent users of local jails and hospitals and in doing so demonstrate that permanent supportive housing is a more cost effective solution that should be expanded throughout the county. Ultimately we hope to use our success to leverage additional resources in the community.

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