Bergen County Pushes to End Homelessness Among Veterans

January 26, 2016
By Myles Ma
They call Vincent Weston "Sarge" at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center, though the homeless Army veteran was actually a private when he served in the early 80s.
 
"I'm just a bossy person," he said.
 
The center will soon have to promote someone else. Weston, who has stayed at the center in two stints since August, has found housing at an apartment in Hackensack, and plans to move in February.
 
The county is pushing to house every homeless veteran in Bergen as part of the Zero: 2016 campaign to end veteran homelessness. Julia Orlando, director of the county Housing, Health and Human Services Center, said the county housed almost 90 veterans in 2015.