eviction notice, eviction prevention

Hailing the Successes of WinnCompanies’ Eviction Prevention Program: Lessons for New Jersey

By Carol Sainthilaire At The Waterfront Project, we believe in the transformative power of housing stability. We have been inspired by the recent efforts of WinnCompanies, one of the largest affordable housing operators, and their eviction prevention program. Despite the challenges faced, their initiative has provided valuable insights into how we can strengthen our own […]

Addressing the rent crisis: a call to action for hudson county and beyond

By Carol M. Sainthilaire – Executive Director of The Waterfront Project, Inc. As an employee of The Waterfront Project, Inc., I am deeply committed to the belief that housing is a fundamental human right. Our mission is to prevent homelessness through legal advocacy, housing counseling, and supportive services. Recent discussions, such as the one featured […]

Addressing the Surge in Homelessness: Insights from HUD’s Annual Report and What it Means for New Jersey

**By Carol Sainthilaire, Executive Director of The Waterfront Project, Inc.** https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-043024.html Here’s the 2023-AHAR-Part-1.pdf for you to review. The 2023 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress paints a stark picture of homelessness in the United States, including in New Jersey. As we digest this report at The Waterfront Project, Inc., it is crucial to align our […]

Criminalizing the homeless costs three times more than housing them

Upholding the Right to Housing—A Call for Compassion and Justice

As the Supreme Court deliberates the pivotal case concerning the city of Grants Pass’s regulations on public camping, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the principle that housing is a fundamental human right, not a privilege. This case, which questions whether it is constitutional to penalize homeless individuals for sleeping in […]

Preventing Evictions Prevents Negative Health Outcomes in Diverse Communities 

In Hudson County, New Jersey, a place known for its vibrant, racially diverse communities, the shadow of housing instability looms large, with at least 10,000 eviction filings each year. This staggering number not only disrupts lives but can also have profound psychological impacts, particularly on vulnerable populations such as pregnant African American women.   Listen to […]

The Waterfront Project’s Response to Jersey City’s Right to Counsel Ordinance

Ordinance would offer free legal representation to low-income tenants Today, April 12, 2023, The Jersey City Council will share its first reading on two core ordinances: Right to Counsel (Ord. 23-030) and collecting Developer Fees to Fund Affordable Housing (Ord. 23-029), which will fund a Right to Counsel program in the City. The Right to […]