New Jersey Supportive Housing Conference 2019
Hosted by the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA)

Friday, December 6, 2019, 8am – 4pm
The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873
Keynote Speaker

Denise D. Resnik joined us as our keynote speaker for the 21st annual supportive housing conference, Many Homes, One Community – Innovative Options for Supportive Living. A native of Phoenix, AZ, Denise has been instrumental as founder and CEO/president of First PlaceĀ® AZ and co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) in raising money for and awareness of autism and other neuro-diversities. Her work has helped Phoenix earn the reputation as “the most autism-friendly city in the world,” according to the PBS NewsHour.

Denise also served as editor and publisher of the 2009 landmark research report, Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders, a collaborative study by SARRC, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Arizona, the Arizona State University (ASU) Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, and the ASU School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, now part of the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.

About the conference

The SHA Conference is an educational and networking opportunity for housing and service providers, community planners, housing developers, public officials, families/consumers and those interested in promoting and advancing supportive housing for people with special needs. Addressing state, regional as well as national issues, the conference draws an average of 400 attendees.

This year’s NJ Supportive Housing Conference theme, Many Homes, One Community – Innovative Options for Supportive Living, recognizes both the diversity of people who make up the community who envision a place to call home and the shared desire to expand options that embrace independence, choice and integration. Our industry’s common goal – to see more people with limited income and different abilities find a home and thrive – continues to push the boundaries of our imagination and fuel our determination. SHA’s conference will focus on how developers, service providers, advocates, families and consumers are creating new partnerships, finding common ground and increasing the resources to build accessible supportive options for people with special needs.

We are interested in the experiences of NJ providers but also want to hear how other states are constructing effective plans in response to the needs of people with disabilities in housing and services.

Who attends:

Attendees include providers of supportive services, housing developers, lenders, advocates, families and consumers, government representatives, corporate vendors including engineers, architects, attorneys and insurance brokerage firms. The conference annually draws over 400 registrants.

Non-members: $185 (before 11/1) $225 (after 11/1)

SHA Members: $150 (before 11/1) $175 (after 101/1)

SHA Members – Group Rate: $130 (before 11/1) $150 (after 11/1)
(six or more from the same organization)

Best value for SHA Members:
Buy a Team Table!
Purchase 10 registrations at Group Rate, receive two additional registrations for free!
$1,300 for 10 registrants plus two free registrations (before 11/1) and $1,500 (after 11/1)

Nonprofessional Consumer/Family Rate: $120 (before 11/1 $100)
(For consumers/families who are not employed in supportive housing industry)

A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.

Note – For SHA Member Group Rates – Register through the link. You will have the option to add multiple attendees through one transaction. The group discount will appear in your cart once you have added at least six registrants.

To purchase Team Tables (two free registrations with a purchase of 10): Register through the link, and continue adding attendees until you have a group of 12. You may go back to modify your registration and add names after you check out.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Conference Registrar Diane Klein at

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