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Register Now: 2013 NJ Supportive Housing Conference
"The Unsung Heroes of Supportive Housing"
Friday, December 6
New location: The Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
The NJ Supportive Housing Conference provides the opportunity for all facets of the supportive housing industry, including service providers, builders, financiers, government officials, families and consumers to come together to network, share ideas and build the relationships necessary to bring innovative solutions to improve and increase supportive housing in New Jersey.
This year’s theme, The Unsung Heroes of Supportive Housing, honors those who work day in and day out to move the supportive housing industry forward in New Jersey, in order to provide affordable, decent housing for those most in need.
Opening Remarks: James Cahill, Mayor, New Brunswick
Mayor Cahill will greet participants and speak about the city’s creation of supportive homes for people with disabilities and the importance of inclusive cities and towns in NJ.
Special Recognition of Municipalities
SHA is pleased to recognize the municipalities of Closter, South Brunswick Township and Tinton Falls for their dedication to people with special needs through housing and supports.
Mayor Sophie Heymann, Borough of Closter
Mayor Frank Gambatese, South Brunswick Township
Mayor Michael Skudera, Borough of Tinton Falls
Afternoon Plenary Panel Discussion:
Supportive Housing – The Next Decade: Obstacles and Opportunities
Facilitator: Staci Berger, Executive Director, Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (HCDNNJ)
Dawn Apgar, Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Human Services
Lynn Kovich, Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Anthony L. Marchetta, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)
Timothy J. Doherty, Executive Director, Project Freedom; Member, COAH
Special cocktail reception sponsored by TD Bank, congratulating SHA Cornerstone Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Tim Dougherty
Please support SHA by becoming a conference sponsor or exhibitor. Click here to find out how.
SHA Members Resource: SHA Meeting Presentations
Click here to access powerpoint presentations and other membership meeting materials shared at SHA Membership meetings and conferences.
Next Membership Meeting:
The next membership meeting will be on Wednesday, January 8 – 16th SHA Annual Meeting
The Mary Roebling Building, 20 West State Street, Room 219, Trenton NJ
Supportive Housing Association Update - Gail Levinson, Executive Director, SHANJ
Policy & Legislative Updates: TBA
New SHA Members introductions
Special Treat - 9-10 AM Networking
Early-Bird Networking Coffee Klatsch - Sponsor to be annonced. Hot steaming coffee with assorted rolls and danish.
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
December 9 - Project Freedom, 1 Freedom Boulevard, Lawrence, NJ 08648
Renew NJ's Special Needs Housing Trust Fund Campaign Update
The Special Needs Housing Trust Fund (SNHTF) Steering Committee has developed A Plan for a HOME for All New Jerseyans!
It is designed as a blue print and executive summary and contains important information about why the SNHTF is so important, what it accomplished, why it must be replenished for people currently in need, how that can be done with various financing options, and the necessity of creating a statewide system where all New Jerseyans with special needs (including the homeless) have a place to call home. We need your active support to make this plan a success and to get the approval of state leaders.
(We are requesting action in addition to last year's efforts!)
Click here to endorse the Plan as an organization
Click here to download a pdf of the full Plan.
Click here to download a pdf of the Executive Summary.
Click here to view the list of organizations endorsing the Plan.