Newark mayor and homelessness czar announce plan to solve homelessness in city

During the announcement, Ulerio also called on the Newark community to act in support of the plan.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 11:25 PM

Updated 579 days ago

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The mayor of Newark and the city’s homelessness czar have announced a plan to address chronic homelessness in the area.
"We have a plan, a comprehensive plan, community lead plan, data driven plan to end chronic homelessness in our great city,” said homelessness czar Luis Ulerio.
“The Path Home” plan is a collaboration of multiple groups, including Hope Village in University Heights, which provides emergency housing in refurbished shipping containers.
Formerly homeless individual Theresa Pringle is in support of the strategies to improve access to services and expand prevention measures.
"I’m here to advocate for those who can't for themselves,” she said.
During the announcement, Ulerio also called on the Newark community to act in support of the plan.
"We need people to act in this - we need our partners private, public, city county and state to come together rally around this and make it happen,” he said.
With the support of the community, Ulerio is confident the plan could help the issue in a matter of three years.


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