Healthy Homes Initiative

Matthew Camarda, Laraib Kamal, Kurt Lituma, Preethy Thangaraj, Yifan Ye View Report View Presentation The connection between housing and health is multifaceted and well-documented. As millions are forced indoors during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the quality of housing likely has an even greater impact on one’s health than in the past. This report explores the […]

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They Give You A Voice: Program Evaluation of the Garden State Leaders Program

Rebecca Glinn, Ryan Jeter, Monica Moir, Justin Ray, Breana Stevens View Report View Presentation In 2015, the New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness partnered with the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey to create the Garden State Leaders Program. The Garden State Leaders Program (GSL) trains New Jersey residents with experiences of homelessness and poverty to […]

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Protections and Benefits for Workers in Today’s On-Demand Economy

Caitlyn Leiter-Mason, Stephanie McAlary, Bhavin Patel, Kyle Sullender & Manning Qiao View Report View Presentation In this report, we identify options for state administrative and legislative actions that New Jersey can pursue to improve on-demand workers’ workplace protections and access to worker benefits. We prepared this report for the New Jersey Department of Labor and […]

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Preparing New Jersey for the Next Economic Downturn

Preparing New Jersey for the Next Economic Downturn: Insights from the Great Recession Alex Barree, Vineeta Kapahi, Rafay Kazmi, Benjamin Levy, Jeehye Min, and Emilia Piziak View Report Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, New Jersey (NJ) continues to feel the effects of a slow recovery. The Great Recession created significant pressures on state […]

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Closing the Gap: Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to Younger, Childless Workers in New Jersey Genesis Arteta, Rory Daly, Alyssa Howes, Fope idowu, Whitney Rosenbaum, Cayla Sekuler View Report The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit designed to be an anti-poverty tool that encourages work and supplements the income of individuals throughout the […]

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An Assessment of Experiential Learning in NJ

Are you Experienced? An Assessment of Experiential Learning in NJ Xin Huang, Christopher Myles, Kellie Palomba, Daniyal Rahim, Vanessa Raymond View Report Experiential learning (EL) is pedagogical technique that provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts from the classroom in real world scenarios. There is broad agreement that EL is critical for student development and […]

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Millennials In NJ: Migratory Patterns and Public Opinion

Millennials In New Jersey: Migratory Patterns and Public Opinion Jessica Brand, Evan Friscia, Alex Lleras, Anish Patel, Yasmin Robinson, Roshard Williams View Report Millennials are New Jersey’s newest adult generation. There have been some limited studies of this generation, generating a great deal of discussion in the attentive political community about whether this youngest cohort […]

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WorkFirst NJ’s Community Work Experience Program

WorkFirst New Jersey’s Community Work Experience Program Jana Blahak, Storm Ervin, Sofia Javed, Maheen Rashid, Daniel Saunders, Waqas Sheikh View Report In January 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) asked graduate students at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to conduct a four-month study on WorkFirst […]

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Superstorm Sandy Gap Funding Assessment

Who Says You Can’t Go Home? An Assessment of the Gap Funding Initiative: A recovery program for Survivors of Superstorm Sandy Daniel Coghlan, Jackie Halliday, Michelle Horowitz, Jazmyne McNeese, Rena Sherman View Report Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey southern coastline on October 29th, 2012. The Superstorm damaged or destroyed 346,000 homes, rendered 22,000 units uninhabitable, […]

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