Resources for Professionals

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs:

Administration of Affordable Units

Webpage designed specifically for housing administrators responsible for affordable units included in Fair Share Plans adopted by municipalities. Here you will find many useful resources and tools for understanding the affordable housing process, your role in that process, and ways to effectively and correctly administer affordable housing consistent with all applicable regulations.

New Jersey Guide to Affordable Housing

The New Jersey Guide to Affordable Housing lists income-restricted apartments and for-sale houses. Most of these developments were built with Federal or State aid and are arranged by county, Atlantic through Warren. Each county section shows affordable developments by the formal name of the municipality where the units are located.

New Jersey State League of Municipalities

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power.  This League publishes a magazine titled "New Jersey Municipalities",  and other League services include: Bureau of Municipal Information; Ordinances and Codes; Research; Legislative Analysis; Legislative Bulletins; New Laws; Contracts, In-Service Training; Personal Consultation; Instructional Seminars and Research Publications.

Affordable Housing Professionals of NJ

This is an organization of professionals which supports affordable housing through dialogue, ethical standards, education, advocacy and policy guidance. They represent a wide variety of administrative agents, property managers, state and municipal employees, non-profit and for-profit corporations, financial institutions, planners and attorneys, all of whom are working to ensure that our affordable housing programs are working effectively for the people of New Jersey. This website includes a directory of housing consultants, database of housing resources and listings of where to find afforable housing.

Adocates Guide

Click here for the Advocates Guide - a Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs

Anti Poverty Network

SHA is pleased to be a member of and partner agency with the Anti Poverty Network. The issues surrounding poverty are well understood by many people living with disabilities. It is our fervent hope that we can work together to make these concerns part of the statewide dialogue and to move people out of poverty. & APN White Paper

Arc of NJ

Located in all 21 counties the Arc of New Jersey promotes and protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes; and is committed to enhancing the quality of life of those individuals and their families through advocacy, empowerment, education and prevention.  Their website highlights 7 programs including crominal justice advocacy, family institute, family advocacy, government affairs, mainstreaming medical care, project hire, and self advocacy.  It also includes newsletters, webinars and news and events.

Association for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD)

ABCD is dedicated to improving the lives of people with complex physical and neurological developmental disabilities so that they may have the opportunity to attain the highest level of purpose and dignity. ABCD represents member agencies that provide a broad array of community-based services to approximately 10,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families statewide.  Their main areas include early intervention, special education, Medicaid, workforce development, and affordable and accessible housing.

Autism New Jersey

Autism New Jersey, the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders is celebrating their 50th anniversiary.  Self-advocates, families, the professionals who work with them, government officials, the media, and concerned state residents all turn to Autism New Jersey for information, compassionate support, and training. Their website highlights their public policy work in Trenton, their annual conference, information line (800.4.AUTISM), and resources.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  Their website highlights ongoing fundraising events throughout the country, resources for families and adults, research and resources, advocacy, ways to get involved.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) 

The CBPP applies their understanding of budgets, taxes, low-income programs, and social insurance programs - along with analytic skills and the keen strategic sense - to inform and shape debates, influence outcomes, and achieve concrete results to help low-income people. Their website includes federal and state level research, federal and state fiscal policy experts, blog, press and job information.

Updated Facts Sheets: Rental Assistance and Voucher Fact Sheet.  The CBPP has released two new housing fact sheets with updated data on federal rental assistance by state. The first covers all federal rental assistance programs, the other covers Housing Choice Vouchers. New Jersey fact sheets can be viewed here Federal Rental Assistance and Housing Choice Voucher

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH):

CSH works across 4 lines of business- Training and Education, Lending, Consulting and Assistance, and Policy Reform.  Their website include their Homefront newsletter, supportive housing facts, solutions through community work and advocacy, CSH work by geographic region, and case studies, reports and tools.

Disability Rights NJ (DRNJ)

Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) advocates, promotes, advises, and provides education and training to those with disabilities, their families, and agencies that serve them in New Jersey.  Their website includes surveys and reports about what is new, programs available in NJ, litigation, publications and job opportunities.

Fair Share Housing Center

The mission of FSHC is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities. FSHC is the only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, the landmark decision that prohibits economic discrimination through exclusionary zoning and requires all towns to provide their “fair share” of their region’s need for affordable housing.

Click here for Fair Share Housing Center's updated calculations showing housing needs remain great in NJ for lower-income families.

Housing and Community Development Network NJ

Mental Health Association of NJ (MHANJ)

Mental Health Resources by County

Monarch Housing Associates

National Alliance on Mental Illness NJ (NAMI NJ)

National Low Income Housing Coallition

The NLIHC is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone.This website includes policy area, legislative action information, events, training and resources.

NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Services (NJAMHAA)

NJ Continuum of Care Jurisdictions – 2012

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities

NJ Housing Mortgage Finance Agency

TAC - Technical Assistance Collaborative

TAC advances proven solutions to the housing and community support services needs of low-income people with disabilities and people who are homeless. For over 20 years, TAC has provided policy leadership, technical assistance and consultation for numerous federal, state and local government agencies, as well as for national policy and advocacy, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations.  This website includes policy leadership, TA and consultation, and resources including vouchers database and databases.

New Tac Report out April, 2015 - NHTF (National Housing Trust Fund) is a new tool to address the affordable housing crisis facing people with disabilities. This TAC reports illustrates "Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households." Click here to read the report.

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Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (HCDNNJ) is an association of more than 250 affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of affordable homes, economic opportunities, and strong communities.  Their website includes links to the organizations, publications offered, programs, resources and training.





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