State of New Jersey
Executive Order #163

Governor Jon S. Corzine
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 126 (2008) established the Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”); and

WHEREAS, the Executive Order directed the Council to produce a preliminary report to the Governor containing findings and recommendations for preventing, reducing, and ending homelessness, and improving services to individuals and families who lose their housing; and

WHEREAS, the Council was also established to review, evaluate, and identify data, activities, funding, programs, statutory and regulatory impediments, service delivery models, and best practices that would help prevent, reduce, and end homelessness, and assist homeless families and individuals; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 126 provides for a membership that includes a broad range of voices with experience in homelessness and related issues; and

WHEREAS, the Council’s work would benefit from the designation of four additional members;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. The Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness (“the Council”) shall continue in existence as provided in Executive Order No. 126.

  2. The membership of the Council shall be modified to consist of thirty-three members of whom eighteen shall be public members appointed by the Governor, as follows: a representative of county government, a representative of municipal government, two persons who are or recently were homeless, three representatives of the private sector, seven representatives of non-profit agencies providing housing, social, behavioral health, or health-care services to homeless individuals or families, a representative of public housing authorities, an individual with academic expertise in homelessness issues, and two representatives from faith communities.

  3. All other provisions of Executive Order No. 126 that are not inconsistent with this Order shall remain in full force and effect.

  4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 11th day
of January, Two Thousand and Ten, and
of the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-Fourth.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine




/s/ William J. Castner, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor