Homeless Shelter Sues Ocean County, New Jersey, For $2 Milli

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Homeless Shelter Sues Ocean County, New Jersey, For $2 Milli

Postby Amy Broyles on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:40 pm

FYI - from ICMA (International City/County Management Association) Daily News Briefing

The Asbury Park (NJ) Press (11/3) reports that "the Atlantic City Rescue Mission has joined a lawsuit against the Board of Freeholders over the absence of a government-owned homeless shelter in Ocean County." The nonprofit Christian social service ministry is seeking $2 million from the freeholder board to reimburse "costs since 2005 associated with providing emergency shelter for homeless people who previously resided in Ocean County." The Press notes that, "according to the amended copy of the complaint filed last week in Superior Court in Toms River, between Sept. 28, 2005 and Sept. 29, 2011, the mission incurred costs of $2,022,222 to care for Ocean County's homeless." The county government "has been making an annual contribution to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in the amount of $17,500, a total of $105,000 over the past six years," an inadequate sum, according to the lawsuit.

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