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Section: Definitions relative to county homelessness trust funds.

Statute: 52:27D-287c

3. As used in this act: "Community based organization" means a nonprofit, private, or public organization funded with public or private funds, or both, that provides housing and services to families and individuals who are homeless. "County homeless housing grant program" means the vehicle by which competitive grants are awarded by the governing body of the county, utilizing moneys from the County Homelessness Housing Trust Fund, for activities directly related to housing homeless individuals and families, preventing homelessness, and other efforts directly related to permanently housing homeless persons, as administered by the local government or its designated subcontractor. "County Homelessness Trust Fund Task Force" means the voluntary local committee created to advise a local government on the creation of a local homeless housing plan and participate in a local homeless housing program. It shall include a representative of the county, representatives from each of the three municipalities in the county with the largest populations of homeless people, representatives from the organization responsible for developing, implementing, or both, the local plan to end homelessness, at least three homeless or formerly homeless persons, and three representatives of local private or nonprofit organizations with experience in assisting the homeless or providing low-income housing. Among the responsibilities of the County Homelessness Trust Fund Task Force is to assess priorities for funding, review of applications, and preparation of an annual report and an annual measurement of the progress of the trust fund. "Department" means the Department of Community Affairs, unless otherwise designated. "Director" means the Director of the Division of Housing and Community Resources in the Department of Community Affairs. "Homeless person" means an individual living outside, or in a building not meant for human habitation or which the person has no legal right to occupy, in an emergency shelter, or in a temporary housing program which may include a transitional and supportive housing program if habitation time limits exist, or temporarily in the home of another household, or in a motel. "Housing authority" means any of the public corporations created pursuant to section 17 of P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-17). "Housing continuum" means the progression of individuals along a housing-focused scale with homelessness at one end and home ownership at the other. "Homeless housing plan" means the plan approved by a local government to address housing for homeless persons that includes measurable and achievable objectives to end homelessness in the county. "Local government" means a county government. "Outcome measurement" means the process of comparing specific measures of success against ultimate and interim goals. L.2009, c.123, s.3.

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