ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH) has announced a total revamp of their website and logo as they near their 40th year of operation in the community.

ECHH will now be more accessible to those looking for housing because applications can now be filled out directly on the website.

“We’ve really brought ourselves into the 21st century,” said Director of Development Renaee Smith. “Not only for our clients but also for our donors to know how their money is being spent.”

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A new weekly blog will give updates on what the coalition is doing and notify the community of volunteer opportunities. Donors can now start their own fundraising campaigns where people can directly donate through the ECHH website. Elizabeth-based artist Dario Scholis will be selling prints on the new site, with all proceeds going directly to ECHH.

“Our new website is setting us up to keep going for the next forty years,” said Smith.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began ECHH knew they needed to upgrade their digital capabilities to best serve the community. They are also predicting that when the eviction ban ends there will be a wave of people and families who will need their services. The new website capabilities will allow ECHH to more quickly and efficiently help those who are in need of emergency housing.

“The pandemic has created deep wounds in our society that will be felt for years to come. We can start the healing process now by reaching out and offering our services in a way that will be accessible for all,” said Linda Flores-Tober, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

Those in need of housing assistance can call the agency at (908) 355-2060, ext. 301.