25th Annual Supportive Housing Awards
Cory Storch - Cornerstone Award
To honor a legacy of excellence for our supportive housing community, SHA is proud to announce Cory Storch, President and CEO of Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services as the 2023 Cornerstone Award recipient. Cory has been a true leader in both the psychiatric rehabilitation community and the supportive housing community. This award celebrates a lifetime of success improving the lives of individuals and families and the health of the community. Throughout his career advocating on the behalf of individuals with special needs, Cory Storch demonstrates the exemplary spirit of this award.
In 2019, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) announced a $12 million Hospital Partnership Subsidy Program (winning SHA’s 2019 Innovation Award), under which it would match funding contributions from participating hospitals to provide rental housing affordable for low- and moderate-income families. The goal was to find innovative ways to combine healthcare and affordable housing to reduce repeated emergency room use and chronic homelessness in communities across the state. When it opened in May, 2023, Barclay Place was New Jersey’s first hospital-based supportive housing.
The scope of the Barclay Place project developed by NJCDC involved the construction of a 5-story, 56-unit apartment building on a formerly vacant lot at the intersection of Barclay and Chadwick Streets. The first floor of the site would be reserved for resident amenities and the integration of on-site case management, healthcare and supportive services provided by St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Project Partners Include:
New Jersey Community Development Corporation
St. Joseph's Medical Center
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Enterprise Community Partners
Monarch Housing Associates
Langan Engineering and
Environmental Services Inc.
ARC Building Partners
The property now known as the Egbert Street Supportive Housing, is a post-WWII small apartment building located in one of the smallest municipalities in Burlington County, Pemberton Borough.
The Salt and Light Company, Inc. purchased the uninhabitable property in a seriously deteriorated condition and did a complete renovation including structural, plumbing, electrical, insulation, and energy efficient upgrades. As permanent supportive housing, the intended tenant population will be restricted to very-low (under 30% AMI) persons facing homelessness. The National Housing Trust Fund is providing $660,000 for 30 years of State-funded rental assistance.
Project Partners Include:
The Salt and Light Company, Inc.
Ron Franke, AIA
New Jersey Community Capital
NJ Department of Community Affairs
National Housing Trust Fund
The Township of Robbinsville, deserves special recognition for its role in supporting and encouraging the development of supportive housing as a “workable model.” Since committing to housing as Project Freedom’s first community partner in 1990, consistent leadership, support, and shared sense of mission have brought even more projects to reality.
Partners including Mayor David Fried, the Township Council, and Gail Pfister, the Township Municipal Housing Liaison helped identify potential development sites and through their early engagement provided a strong foundation from which Project Freedom could develop in other communities in the state, as well as returning with newer projects within Robbinsville.
This year’s municipal award is earned through the building of housing, as well as the active and continuing efforts Robbinsville makes in building community. Whether in the development of housing, donating land, or hosting community celebrations focused on inclusion and vibrant neighborhoods, Robbinsville truly represents the spirit of this award.
CSS Case Manager
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Sherilyn Haddock has risen to the call of service by empowering her clients to sustain fulfilling lives. Working within the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties Community Support Services (CSS) program as a Case Manager, Sherilyn has earned recognition among her peers her efforts going above and beyond in support of her clients.
Strong foundations in life grow out of trusted collaboration and Sherilyn strives to address barriers and help clients whether finding housing, securing identification, and creating programs like the “Cooking with Questions” class. In addition to her full-time workload, Sherilyn serves as a member of the JFS Trauma-Informed Committee and co-leads a Peer Support Group for staff.
SHA recognizes the many qualities of dedication and compassion that are found within each Housing Hero as we acknowledge Sherilyn's work with this 2023 Housing Hero Award.
Founder & Executive Director
CoHome represents a great step forward in enhanced quality of life within inclusive community settings. Founded to create opportunities for adults with disabilities to live in the least restrictive environment that can meet their individual needs, CoHome makes independence accessible through person-centered affordable housing and supportive services.
Nathaniel Diskint, CoHome's Founder and Executive Director brought together a team including staff who promote life skill mentorship, inclusive co-living, and social engagement for residents within their home and broader community.
SHA celebrates Nathaniel's dedicated efforts that made the creative model of CoHome possible. As new efforts are necessary to address the ongoing need for housing, such inclusive approaches to affordable and supportive housing are worthy of the 2023 Innovation Award.
SHA is proud to congratulate our 2023 Supportive Housing Award recipients who help uphold the best of our supportive housing community through their dedicated efforts across New Jersey. SHA is grateful to all our recipients and nominees for their commitment to building inclusive communities and growing opportunities.