Has Bergen County Ended Homelessness?
Officials in Bergen County are hoping that this year, as it has in the five previous years, the county will have reached “functional zero” for chronic homelessness and veteran homelessness. Functional Zero is a metric created by the nonprofit Community Solutions and which later influenced the federal government’s own definition. Far from meaning the county is not experiencing homelessness, the formula essentially assures that capacity exists to house everyone within a prioritized category relatively quickly. Read about Bergen County and functional zero.