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What's it like to get an apartment after being homeless for a year? This NJ man found out

Raymond Decker admired his new brown wall-to-wall rug, the comfortable cream couch, the gleaming marble kitchen countertops, the fully stocked fridge. He sat down on each of the three sofa cushions, testing the feel and the view of the television.

It was his move-in day at Davenport Village in Morris Plains. After nearly a year living in a Morristown homeless shelter, Decker, 65, won a coveted housing voucher, the ticket that secured his spot in the affordable housing complex after months of rejections from other landlords.


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