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SHA's "Opening Doors" 17th Annual Conference
Friday, December 4, 2015 at
Renaissance Inn Woodbridge | 515 US Highway 1-South | Iselin, NJ 08830
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! Click here
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Attention: SHA members and persons/agencies interested in increasing opportunities for people with disabilities in housing.
SHA is once again launching the Opening 1,000 Doors Campaign to urge the Christie Administration to add 1,000 new rental vouchers to the state budget for people with disabilities including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, persons with serious mental illness and the homeless. Persons living in stable housing are less likely to overuse emergency rooms and other high cost centers and can become a productive part of their local communities.
The NJ Department of Human Services is accepting budget recommendations for the 2016/2017 budget year and we are urging everyone to write or email Commissioner Beth Connolly urging her to add 1,000 new rental vouchers to the state budget so that people of very low income with disabilities can afford rental apartments in local communities. Rental vouchers will pay up to 2/3 of an affordable rent for eligible individuals.
If you are planning to submit organizational budget testimony, please add this campaign to your request. For individuals, please consider sending a written plea reminding the state that rental vouchers are critical for those wishing to achieve housing independence.
From October 19 to November 20, the Department will collect interested stakeholder's email or hard copy (handwritten or typed) testimony with constructive ideas and suggestions concerning DHS' portion of the FY'17 budget.
Testimony can be emailed to:
Click here for a sample that you may wish to use or adapt to you own situation and send using the email or post office address noted above.
New Resources -
For Families & Professionals
Developing Effective Municipal Housing Plans, visit www.hcdnnj.org/njfairhousing
- TAC (Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.) - Click here to read the report.
Next Membership Meeting and Agenda TBD
The Mary Roebling Building, 20 West State Street, Room 219, Trenton NJ
For minutes of the last meeting click here
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
November 9th - Lawrence (last one of the year)
Project Freedom, 1 Freedom Boulevard, Lawrence, NJ 08648
SHA Members Resource: SHA Meeting Presentations
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