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NJ Spotlight Profile: Giving a Voice to Those Who Need, Advocate for Affordable Housing in NJ

Staci Berger is raising visibility for community development and helping reform housing policy

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SHA Board Member, Tom Toronto, and Fair Share Housing's Adam Gordon featured in segment on NJTV about proposed COAH rules

Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

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Colleen O'Dea | www.NJSpotlight.com | July 3, 2014

Advocates argue regulations do not meet Supreme Court requirements, differ from rules adopted by council earlier in year.

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Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | NJSpotlight.com

Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document

The Fair Share Housing Center is again suing the Christie administration and Rutgers University for failing to provide documents related to the calculation of proposed new affordable-housing obligations that it requested under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.

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The safety of NJ residents should always be of top concern and priority however, the closure of institutions must continue so that people can be housed safely in community settings. These bills should not deter the Administration from community housing opportunities for people with developmental and other disabilities in NJ.

Susan K. Livio | The Star Ledger | nj.com

Bill to temporarily block closure of developmental centers lost support in the Senate, who approved a back-up plan that services comparable to those provided in the development centers would be given to anyone moved into other facilities.  

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The Warren County Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for Federal Section 8 Housing Vouchers.  We are not sure how many remain open at this time. They are taking up to 500 names with priority for Warrant County residents but are also accepting applications from out of county.  The Phillipsburg Public Housing Authority also has subsidized units available.  See contact info below

Warren County Housing Office   
Belvidere, NJ  
908-475-3989

Phillipsburg Housing Authority   
Phillipsburg, NJ        
908-859-0122   
http://www.phillipsburghousingauthority.com/

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One of SHA's central beliefs is in Housing First, a successful approach in housing stability for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Mercer County has been a leader in this effort at Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Services with support from the county government. Adopting Housing First statewide would reduce inappropriate use of emergency rooms and other high cost centers while restoring people to healthy, productive lives. It is a supportive housing model that offers housing along with behavioral and physical healthcare, that can eradicate chronic homelessness in NJ.

Fighting Illness and Healthcare Costs — Starting With a Place to Live

Andrew Kitchenman | June 25, 2014 | NJSpotlight.com

Trenton group sees success with Housing First approach to health, which makes getting homeless off the streets the top priority

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Fair Share Housing Center, The Latino Action Network and the NAACP NJ Chapter all reached a voluntary agreement with HUD and the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to make substantial changes to the Sandy Disaster Relief Program known as the Fund for Restoration of MultiFamily Housing or FMR.

These changes offer significant opportunities for people of low income who may also live with special needs. Among the highlights of the agreement are set-asides of dollars for renters from affected Sandy counties who have been displaced as a result of the storm, recognition of very low income needs for rental housing, an increase of $10 million for special needs housing development (total now of $60 million in first and second rounds), and the requirement for DCA to apply to HUD for a waiver to allow other federal dollars (such as HOME) to be layered with Sandy funding to allow for expanded affordable housing development. The agreement also calls for training, counseling and transparency and outreach to minority populations.

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Click here to read more about the agreement on the Fair Share Housing Center website

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2014 NJ Point-in-Time Homelessness Count finds 16% increase in homelessness

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On the night of January 28, 2014, 13,900 homeless men, women and children were counted across the state of New Jersey. This was an overall increase of 1,898 persons, or 15.8%, compared to the 2013 count.

Other key findings include:
• 1,499 persons, in 1,246 households, were identified as chronically homeless, an increase of 278 persons, or 22.7%, compared to 2013.
• 931 persons were living un-sheltered, a 33.4% decrease from 1,399 in 2013. This decrease may be due to the very cold weather over the time of the Count.
NJ Counts 2014 - the statewide point-in-time count of the homeless provides a snapshot of homelessness in New Jersey on the night of January 28, 2014. The count reflects a snapshot of homelessness in New Jersey that night.

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Click here for the executive summary

Click here for Best Practices for Ending Homelessness

Count Contacts by county
 
"Unfortunately, this year's count shows that there are still a significant number of adults and children experiencing homelessness in New Jersey. But at the same time we have best practices and interventions such as affordable and supportive housing, Housing First, Rapid Re-Housing and Centralized Assessment which we know work to end homelessness."
— Taiisa Kelly, Senior Associate at Monarch Housing who directed NJ Counts 2014.

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From The Montclair Times

http://www.northjersey.com/news/the-montclarion-ii-meets-opposition-1.1018215
May 17, 2014  |  By Staff Writer

Montclarion II meets opposition

A proposed 40-unit housing development in Montclair's 4th Ward dubbed "The Montclarion II" is drawing flak from some neighbors, whom have stated that the project will shirk the town's affordable housing requirements.

The development, which would be built on a Pine Street parking lot between the Shell service station and Mount Carmel Holy Church on Bloomfield Avenue, was the main topic of discussion during the municipal Planning Board's meeting this past Monday.

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SHA Policy Position

We are pleased to issue a Policy Position on Supportive Housing in NJ. This two page piece is a compilation of issues and priorities for a strengthened supportive housing industry that has been composed with input from providers, consumers, families and government representatives. We invite you to share the statement and to work with us to improve opportunities in housing and supports for people with special needs.

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In the nights of joysticks to the motion of today's - gaming equipment that is vulnerable, video gaming are regularly obtaining more technologically advanced. You have to know what you're doing if you want to stick to top of the newest tools. Read on to discover some suggestions about a variety of videogaming issues.
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From tiny children to people, video-games really are an enjoyable activity which improves the lives of many. Now that you've a couple of tips under your gear, you should be ready to maneuver forward along with your interest in a way which will be good for yourself. This means winning, and who doesn't wish to accomplish more of this?

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