Breaking News in Supportive Housing: "Homelessness never left town because somebody gave it a ticket," Tars says. "The only way to end homelessness is to make sure everybody has access to affordable, decent housing..." from a recent Washington Post article, "It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says ....
SHA's "Opening Doors" 17th Annual Conference
Friday, December 4, 2015 at
Renaissance Inn Woodbridge | 515 US Highway 1-South | Iselin, NJ 08830
Click here for Workshop RFP
Click here for the Exhibitor Form
Click here for Sponsorship Pledge Form
Click here for Awards information Packet
Opening 1,000 Doors Campaign
A Work in Progress.....
From Gail Levinson, SHA Executive Director
I want to personally thank all of you who made great efforts over the past 6 months to encourage the NJ legislature to include new rental vouchers in the 2016 state budget for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who have serious mental illness or who are chronically homeless. Your individual efforts of signing our online petition, making calls, visits and writing letters to the editor have launched this drive giving us a strong advocacy base going forward.
Fortunately the legislature kept intact the 200 vouchers that Governor Christie included in his proposed budget for people with I/DD thanks to vigorous advocacy by the Arc of NJ and many families. Additionally and thankfully, Commissioner Chuck Richman of the Department of Community Affairs recently issued proposals for project based vouchers to providers for 100 homeless veterans and for 300 low-income households including disabled households.
Next Membership Meeting – October 7th - 10 AM - 1 PM (networking 9 - 10 AM)
Special Treat - 9 AM Networking
All are invited
The Mary Roebling Building, 20 West State Street, Room 219, Trenton NJ
For minutes of the last meeting click here
Thank you to the following for speaking at our August 12th meeting:
Community Quest for hosting our Early-Bird Networking Coffee Klatch
Leonard Ward, Director, NJ Parole Board - The Critical Housing and Community Support Needs of Ex-offenders; Preventing Recidivism
Carolyn Beauchamp, President & CEO of the Mental Health Association in NJ - Current Policy Issues and Services offered by MHANJ
Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner- Update from the Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Tom Papa, Chief Financial Officer - Update from the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Janel Winter, Director Office on Housing - Update from the Department of Human Services
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
September 21st - Raritan
Alternatives, Inc. 600 First Ave. Raritan, NJ 08869
SHA Members Resource: SHA Meeting Presentations
Click here to access presentation and other membership meeting materials shared at SHA Membership meetings
Click here to access presentation materials from the 2014 NJ Supportive Housing Conference