In SHA Breaking News in Supportive Housing: Opinion: Don’t let state cut housing options for those with disabilities; HomeSharing program launches in Montclair; Panelists: Must Coordinate Insurance Coverage, Behavioral Healthcare; NJ DHS releases Statewide Transition Plan; Who gets to live where?: The battle over affordable housing, Federal Budget Cuts Hurt Low-Income Residents Who Need Housing Vouchers
SHA is working with its members, families and consumers this budget season to urge our elected leaders to increase rental vouchers for very low income people with disabilities in NJ who need subsidies to be able to rent affordable housing units. Please read our message and join our campaign by signing the online petition by clicking here.
The Sandy Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (Sandy TBRA) program is now accepting applications through April 6th 2015, at 5 PM.
This program provides short-term, temporary tenant-based rental assistance in the form of a voucher to assist eligible low- and moderate-income households with their rent in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which are Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. The Sandy tenant-based rental assistance is for 12 months with an option to renew for up to an additional 12 months. The program’s maximum assistance is 24 months; no extensions beyond 24 months will be granted. Eligible applicants must have lived in one of the nine Sandy-impacted counties at the time of the storm.
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Click here to access presentation materials from the 2014 NJ Supportive Housing Conference
Next Membership Meeting – April 1st - 10 AM - 1 PM (networking 9 - 10 AM)
The Mary Roebling Building, 20 West State Street, Room 219, Trenton NJ
Elaine Katz, Senior Vice President for Grants and Communications, Kessler Foundation, will present information about the Employment of People with Disabilities. SHA is most interested in this topic because employment will help people with special needs afford more independent living. Kessler Foundation's mission is to improve workplace opportunities for people with disabilities.
RPA and The Network: Partnering for an Equitable Region (Development, Economic, Environmental and Transportation)
Arnold Cohen, Director of Policy, Housing and Community Development Network/NJ and Courtenay D. Mercer, NJ Director, Regional Plan Association.
Supportive Housing Association Update - Gail Levinson, Executive Director, SHANJ
DMHAS Update - Valerie Mielke
DHS Update - Janel Winter
Policy/Legislative Update - Arnold Cohen
New SHA Members introductions
Following the Meeting
We will have a Kick Off meeting of the 2015 SHA Conference at 1 PM. We would very much appreciate as many members to stay for this session which should take about 30 minutes.
We will sign up people for Logistics, Fundraising, Awards and Workshop committees and select a theme for the 2015 Conference.
Special Treat - 9-10 AM Networking
Butler Woodcrafters will host our Early-Bird Networking Coffee Klatch. Hot steaming coffee with assorted rolls and danish.
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
May 11th - Raritan
Alternatives, Inc. 600 First Ave. Raritan, NJ 08869