2016 Supportive Housing Conference Agenda

7:00 am - 8:00 am - Registration set-up, exhibitors arrive & set-up

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Registration, continental breakfast & networking

8:00 am - 2:30 pm - Exhibitors, networking

Meet other professionals in the supportive housing industry to share ideas and build partnerships

9:00 am - 9:45 am - Opening remarks: Cherry Oakley, SHA President and SHA Board of Trustees, Gail Levinson, SHA’s Executive Director, and The Honorable Stephen Sweeney, Senate President, New Jersey Legislature

2016 Supportive Housing Awards Presentation for Outstanding Work in the Supportive Housing Field – Direct Support Professionals, Tenant and Municipal Awards

  • Direct Support Professional Award: Joseph Golden, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services

  • Tenant Award: Robert Nock, Oaks Integrated Care

  • Municipal Award: Toms River - Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher

9:45 am - 10:00 am - Exhibitors, Networking
Meet other professionals in the supportive housing industry to share ideas and build partnerships

10:05 am - 11:20 am- Workshops Session 1

  • Hoarding and Clutter; Changes in the Language to Begin the Conversation

  • Housing First - Implementation to Homeless Subpopulations

  • Capital Funding for Supportive Housing - A panel of experts will discuss current opportunities and future needs

  • The Dimensions of Quality Supportive Housing - The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) will provide best practices and recommended planning to strengthen projects and achieve success.

  • The Supportive Housing Connection (SHC): Representatives from the Department of Human Services and the Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency will discuss the role and purpose, current activities and future plans for the Supportive Housing Connection, a partnership between the 2 agencies that administers DHS rental subsidies to individuals with disabilities.

11:20 am -11:40 am - Exhibitors, Networking - Snack

11:45 am -1:00 pm - Workshops Session 2

  • Surviving Fee for Service - Agency leaders will present strategic business decisions to adapt to a new environment in delivery of services.

  • Direct Support Professional - How do we protect the foundation of the human services system?


  • Supportive Housing Project Award Winners 2016!!


  • The Journey to Community Housing with Supports; A Roadmap for Individuals and Their Families; A presentation of SHA's Housing Guide


  • Networking Opportunity: Housing Developers and Providers of Supportive Services are encouraged to meet to exchange information and develop relationships. A SHA facilitator will be in the room to provide assistance.  

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Luncheon & Awards and Exhibitor Networking

Welcome and brieft remarks, Special Luncheon Guests:
Gubernatorial Candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, declared Republican candidate

Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Connolly


2016 Supportive Housing Awards Presentation for Outstanding Work in the Supportive Housing

SHA Cornerstone Award for Lifetime Achievement – Presented to Commissioner Charles Richman, NJ Department of Community Affairs

  • Project Awards:

      • Jack's Place - Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ
      • Lyon's Gate - Integrity House


  • Civic Award - NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm – In Their Own Voices - Individuals with other abilities will describe their experiences in supportive housing.

3:30 - 4 pm - prize giveaway and goodbyes

Attendees are free to use facility's common areas for networking after 3:30 pm

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