Transitional housing program raises $10K with tricky tray (PHOTOS)

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The House of Faith, a transitional housing program in Jersey City, raised $10,300 to continue helping the homeless, organization officials announced. The funds were raised at its Spring Tricky Tray event, which was attended by more than 200 people. Local businesses and and individuals came through for the non-profit group by donating 140 prizes. The organization also received a…

The House of Faith, a transitional housing program in Jersey City, raised $10,300 to continue helping the homeless, organization officials announced.

The funds were raised at its Spring Tricky Tray event, which was attended by more than 200 people. Local businesses and and individuals came through for the non-profit group by donating 140 prizes. The organization also received a donation from the Melvin Santiago Memorial Foundation, created in honor of Santiago, a Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty.

The House of Faith serves 10 clients per year through its transitional housing program and another 10 clients at scattered site apartments through its rapid rehousing program.

The organization had been operating its program with a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant up until last year, but the grant was switched to the new Rapid Rehousing program. 

Because of the transitional housing program’s success, the group decided to cover the costs. 

“That comes with many costs that we still incur as far as operating the building,” said House of Faith Executive Director Jennifer L. Rejfir. “That is why this fundraiser was so important, the funds raised will allow us to continue our mission of serving those in need.”

Rejfir credited the 80 donors and her “amazing team” of committee members for making the event a success.