The Critical Role of Housing Stability in Childhood Mental Health

At The Waterfront Project, we understand that the effects of childhood housing insecurity extend far beyond immediate physical needs, deeply impacting mental health into adulthood. A recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health highlights a concerning link: children who experience housing insecurity are at a higher risk for long-term anxiety and depression. […]

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Advocating for Our Seniors: Addressing the Growing Challenge of Aging and Homelessness

By Carol M. Sainthilaire, Executive Director of The Waterfront Project, Inc. At The Waterfront Project, our commitment to the senior community is driven by a pressing need to address their vulnerabilities, especially concerning housing and legal assistance. Recent discussions, such as those highlighted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, underscore the increasing risk of […]

Addressing the Homelessness Crisis in New Jersey: The Critical Role of The Waterfront Project, Inc

In recent years, the homelessness crisis in New Jersey has intensified, mirroring national trends driven by escalating housing costs, a lack of affordable housing, and systemic socio-economic barriers. This situation demands immediate and comprehensive action. At The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), we witness daily how these challenges impact individuals and families, pushing them to the […]

A Comprehensive Approach to Housing Stability for Seniors

By Carol Sainthilaire, Executive Director, The Waterfront Project, Inc. As the Executive Director of The Waterfront Project, Inc., I am continually reminded of the critical need for comprehensive services to ensure housing stability for our community’s seniors. The alarming rise in homelessness among older adults necessitates not just attention but immediate action. Drawing parallels with […]

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, Inc.: Navigating the Housing Crisis in the Wake of the Pandemic 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on communities across the globe, exacerbating existing inequalities and unveiling new challenges. Among the most pressing issues is the housing affordability crisis, which has seen a dramatic escalation affecting both renters and homeowners alike. In Hudson County, New Jersey, and the broader Northern NJ area, The Waterfront […]

Navigating the Rising Tide of Evictions: The Critical Role of Free Legal Services and Housing Counseling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities are facing an unprecedented eviction crisis, with filings more than 50% higher than the pre-pandemic average. This alarming statistic, highlighted in a recent report by Princeton’s Eviction Lab, underscores a growing challenge that threatens the stability and well-being of countless families across the nation. The story […]

Navigating the Waters of Urban Development

A Legal Perspective on Waterfront Revitalization In the bustling cities of Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey, a legal storm is brewing that highlights the complex interplay between urban development, housing affordability, and the rights of tenants and landlords. The Waterfront Project (WFP) has watched closely as three of the nation’s largest landlords have initiated […]