Breaking News in Supportive Housing: Susan Livio of NJ.com covers the Supportive Housing Association of NJ launch of a new housing guide designed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities plan for community housing with supports.
Deb Werlen's interview with Larry Mendte on "Jersey Matters"
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Gail Levinson, Executive Director of SHA, interview with Mary Alice Williams of NJTV April 14th
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Erin Delmore, correspondent for NJTV reports from SHAs Housing Guide Launch
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SHA has Launched
A New Housing Guide for the Disability Community on April 6th called:
"The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey"
This housing guide was designed specifically for individuals with disabilities and their families with a concentration on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides information, advice and guidance about community housing and supports. This housing guide has been funded by the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities and Autism New Jersey is our grant partner.
The housing guide can be downloaded from http://autismnj.org/housing/SHAguide and is available in hard copy by calling the Autism New Jersey Helpline at 800-4-AUTISM.
Training sessions hosted by partner organizations will be offered for families and others who are interested in how best to use the guide and plan for community housing with support. Training dates with registration information are posted - click here for up coming dates.
To view the press release about the new housing guide click here .
Click here for a compilation of Presidential candidate's points of view on disabilities from RespectAbility
Click here for the result of DMHAS time study analysis of supportive housing industry.
Click here for a compendium of disability statistics throughout the nation.
New Resources -
For Families & Professionals
DMHAs Transition to Fee for Service PowerPoint - click here
Developing Effective Municipal Housing Plans, visit www.hcdnnj.org/njfairhousing
- TAC (Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.) - Click here to read the report.
Click here for 2016 Membership Meeting dates
Next Membership Meeting is June 1, 2016
The Mary Roebling Building, 20 West State Street, Room 219, Trenton NJ
Agenda will Include:
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) - Anne Hamlin, Director of Tax Credit Services, NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA)
Why the tax credit program is so important to the support housing industry and the development of housing for people with disabilities. What housing developers and providers of supportive services large and small should know.
Lessons Learned for Electronic Health Records Selection, Implementation and Utilization Easter Seals New Jersey Solutions, LLC, Shelley Samuels, Chief Operating Officer and Denise Majka, Vice President
State and Policy Updates:
DMHAS Update - Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner
Policy Update - Arnold Cohen, Policy Coordinator HCDNNJ
DCA Update - Janel Winter, Director of Housing and Community Resources
Note: After the Membership meeting there will be a SHA Policy/Advocacy Committee Meeting -
All are welcome
For minutes of the last meeting click here
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
July 11th - Lawrence
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SHA Members Resource: SHA Meeting Presentations
click here to access presentation and other membership meeting materials shared at SHA Membership meetings