Breaking News in Supportive Housing: People with disabilities shouldn't have to leave town because they can't afford a home - OpEd
SHA's Board of Trustees, its members and staff welcome Diane Riley as SHA's
new Executive Director
Coming Soon: New Edition in 2017 of the Housing Guide for the Disability Community
"The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey"
Download the housing guide here: 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 Seminar: Support Coordinator Training Supported Housing
March 23rd - 1-3 pm - Rescheduled*
* If you have already registered there is no need to do so again.
In person: Central Office, Division of Developmental Disabilities, 5 Commerce Way, Hamilton, NJ 08691 - Room 199A/B
Remote: Live Webinar The presentation, specifically designed for Support Coordinators, will discuss how to utilize SHA's recently published housing guide: The Journey to Community Housing with Supports to assist individuals with I/DD and their families in accessing community housing and supports in New Jersey. The guide will serve as the basis of information to describe a variety of housing models and the presenter will discuss how these innovative elements can be incorporated into affordable housing in a variety of residential settings. Coordinators will gain insights on how individual budgets can utilize the resources available from multiple sources to fund housing and supportive services, and the challenges but clear opportunities associated with planning for living moreindependently.This housing guide, designed specifically for individuals with disabilities and their families was funded by a grant from The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities and developed by the Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA) with Autism New Jersey as a partner.
Click here for 2017 Membership Meeting dates
Next Membership Meeting - April 5th - Wednesday - Ageda TBA
Thank you to the following for speaking at SHA's February 1st meeting:
Coffee and bagels sponsored by SimplyHome - Meghan O'Sullivan
State and Policy Updates from:
- DCA, Division of Housing and Community Resources
- Harry Reyes - Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
- Jonathan Seifried - Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
- Arnold Cohen - Policy/Legislative Update from the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (HCDNNJ)
The Changing Federal Landscape
As SHA welcomes a new administration and a new Congress, how can the supportive housing industry prepare for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead? A panel of supportive housing leaders will discuss the current landscape of housing, health, and human service strategies in New Jersey and the potential for federal level changes that may have an impact on the funding and availability of affordable housing and Medicaid services to those with special needs.
Sherry Lerch, Senior Consultant, TAC, Marcella Maguire, Director, CSH, Pascale Leone, Senior Program Manager, CSH
Working with Landlords to Overcome Traditional Barriers
Laura Rodgers, Chief Program Officer, Jewish Family Services, Atlantic and Cape May
Note: After Membership meeting there will be a SHA Policy / Advocacy Meeting - All are invited.
For minutes of the last meeting Click here
Next SHA Developers Group Meeting
May 8th - Raritan
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SHA Members Resource: SHA Meeting Presentations
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