Latest Updates:

SHA COVID-19 Update - June 9, 2020

Gov. Murphy Lifts New Jersey Stay at Home Order
as State Reaches Safety Benchmark
Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Enacted
HUD News:
HUD Announces $2.96 Billion in ESG-CV Awards
New Jersey to Receive Over $57 Million
New HUD SNAP Resources Posted
Beware of Scams Related to COVID-19 Grant Funding
HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal,
Relief Fund Payments for
Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers
Workplace Health and Safety
Recommendations from OSHA and CDC
From CSH:
From Hotel to Home; Factors on Exploring Hotel/Motel Acquisitions as a Housing Strategy Post COVID-19
Foothold Technology Addresses
Navigating Social Determinants of Mental Health During COVID-19
Didn’t Get Your Stimulus Payment? Here’s How to Find it


SHA COVID-19 Update - June 2, 2020

CMS Announces New Enforcement Standards Against Violations of Infection Control Practices in Nursing Homes
New HUD SNAPS Resources on Eviction Moratorium
Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver
Announce Short-Term Rental Assistance Program
Center for Non-Profits Releases Guide:
Going Forward: Best Practices and
Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening
State Guidance on Child Care Services Reopening and
Funding for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps
DDD Update


SHA COVID-19 Update - May 26, 2020

Most NJ Small Businesses Will Be Eligible
for $50M Expansion of EDA Grant Program
NJ DCF Announces $9 Million in
Emergency Funding for Congregate Care Providers
NJHMFA: Green Point Benchmarking Initiative Update
CMS Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage and
Part D to Increase Access for Medicare Beneficiaries
Revised OSHA Enforcement Policies for COVID-19
CBPP on 3 Principles for an Anti-Racist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery
NAMI NJ Offers Resources, Online Support Groups,
and Webinars for Mental Health Month


SHA COVID-19 Update - May 19, 2020

DCA: New Jersey Receives an Additional $31.5 Million
in Federal Funding for State’s COVID-19 Response
CMS Issues Nursing Homes Best Practices Toolkit
to Combat COVID-19 and Guidance on
Safely Reopening Nursing Homes
National Association of Social Workers Releases
Guidelines for Reopening Social Work Practices
SAMHSA Certifies PPE Procurement as Essential Services for Mental Health and Addiction Services Providers
National Council for Behavioral Health Distributing PPE to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Provider
PPE Available from the New Jersey Innovation Institute
Federal Guidance On Vocational Rehab
Services During the Time of COVID-19
DDD Weekly COVID-19 Updates
New Changes to Support Person(s) Permitted for
a Patient with a Disability in Acute Care Hospitals


SHA COVID-19 Update - May 12, 2020

FDA Approves Rutgers Home Saliva Test for COVID-19
Community Planning Development Funding Matrix
Local & State
Dashboard Reports Posted
COVID-19 Resources from NJHMFA for Owners
New Jersey Receives $31.5 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding Through CARES Act
Partnership Across Federal Agencies Issues Guidance:
US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
SAMHSA & HHS Affirm Mental Health Care and SUD Treatment Essential; Validates Procurement of PPE
NJ Dept of Labor Introduces
New Feature to Improve FAQ Responses
SSA Updates Info on COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments


SHA COVID-19 Update - May 5, 2020

NAED Releases Homelessness Response Framework:
Intersecting Crises of Homelessness and COVID-19
CMS Expands Care and
Provides New Telehealth Flexibility
New Jersey Joins Regional Pooling
of Resources for PPE and Supplies
Senators Announce $1.1 Million for State Aging
& Disability Resource Center
and $43 Million for FEMA Assistance
Mental Health Videophone Support Available to Assist Sign Language Users During COVID-19 Outbreak
Does Public Charge Apply to You?
DHS Releases Quick Guide
Community Health Law Project Answers
Tenant FAQs and Stimulus FAQs
MTM Services Offers Telehealth Guidance
for Service Providers with Free Videos on COVID-19
In Case You Missed It: Enterprise Webinar
Maximizing COVID-19 and CDBG Funds


SHA COVID-19 Update - April 28, 2020

Governor Murphy Updates:
The Road Back and Renter Support
COVID-19 Stimulus "3.5" Signed Into Law
NJ Senators Share Updates for Garden State
PPP Loans are Back - Applications Now Open/
Goldman Sachs and Pursuit Pledge $10Million
Available for NJ Small Businesses through SBA PPP
Resources for Agencies and Organizations
Addressing the Needs of the Homeless Population
NJ Human Services Announces $36 Million
in Additional Food Assistance
COVID-19 Resource Recap
NJ DOH Issues New Guidance To Assist
Individuals with Disabilities and Caregivers
on Hospital Visitation Policy
Community Health Law Project A Vital Resource
of Legal Assistance for Disabled Individuals
CMS New COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit to Accelerate
State Use of Telehealth in Medicaid and CHIP
Reminder: May 5th Deadline for
Non-Filing SSI Recipients with Dependent Children
DDD Update: Webinar Series and DSP Survey


The SHAre: - April 23, 2020

Congress Poised to Pass New Relief
CMS Releases Healthcare Workforce
Toolkit to Address COVID-19
CARES Act Guidance to Decrease
Homelessness and Housing Instability
United Way of Northern New Jersey
Opens ALICE Recovery Fund
NJ Governor Calls for
Demographic Data Reporting
DDD Weekly Webinar Updates
DMHAS Issues Guidance on Telecommunication Support Services
Behavioral Health Provider Agencies
Medicaid Reimbursement Available
for (ABA) Therapy for Minors
with Autism Spectrum Disorder


SHA COVID-19 Update - April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Stimulus Checks and Updates
NJHMFA Update:
Suspension of Rent Increases for Agency-Financed Properties
Data on COVID-19 Effects on Patients, Employment,
and Safety in Behavioral Health Organizations
CMS Announces New Reporting Requirements for
Long-Term Care Facilities with COVID-19 Outbreaks
$201.5 Million in New Funds for
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Coronavirus Construction Limits: State-By-State Tracker
From Builder Online


The SHAre: - April 16, 2020

SSI Recipients To Receive Automatic Economic Impact Payments
HUD Issues Guidance on HOME Investment Partnership Program Impacts by COVID-19
SHA Presents A Lunch & Learn Webinar: Technology and Remote Supports Strategies
CSH Shares Response to COVID-19
SRS Strategic Associates Offering Free Consultation
in Applications to NJ Pandemic Relief Fund
Updated Resources from HUD and DDD
Boggs Center Resources on COVID-19 Preventing Disability Discrimination
& Grief Resources


SHA COVID-19 Update - April 14, 2020

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce FEMA Approval for Non-Congregate
Sheltering in Response to COVID-19 & New Executive Orders/Legislation
FCC Opens COVID-19 Telehealth Program Fund Applications
COVID Stimulus Updates for Non-Filing Recipients and Need to #FixTheGlitch
NJEDA Launches Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan program
Update: Program Now Oversubscribed
Weekly Webinar COVID-19 Updates From NJ DDD
HUD SNAPS Office Hours: Mega-Waiver and CARES Act


SHA COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020

Updates from Governor Murphy
NJHMFA Extends Deadline on 9% Tax Credit Project Applications
New COVID-19 Dashboard From NJ DDD
CDC Recommends Use of Masks in Public Settings
Small Business Administration Launches Lender Search
HUD Releases Over $3 Billion in Aid to State from CARES Act
Key Updates on Federal Funding and SSA, SSI, & VA Benefits
Enterprise Community Partners Launches New Emergency Fund
#WeAreEssential: Tell Congress to Include the Disability Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills
Senator Booker Hosts Webinar April 9th with NJ Non-Profits and Comprehensive Resource Guide
Updates from the HUD Exchange
Updates from DDD and DMHAS
COVID-19 Guidance for Residential Treatment Programs Contracted by
NJ Department of Children and Families and Emergency Child Care
New Jersey Launches
New COVID-19 Information Hub

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Effective March 17, 2020,
Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service

** Online Services Remain Available **

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  However, we are still able to provide critical services. 

Our secure and convenient online services remain available at  Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone.  We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local governments, and other experts to monitor COVID-19 and will let you know as soon as we can resume in-person service.