Mental Health Training Service Center
Help Police Work with Mentally Ill
On August 19, 2014, National Public Radio (NPR) reported on “Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net in San Antonio.”
The story reports that historically “the police were repeatedly arresting the same people; many not only had a serious mental illness but were also addicted to drugs or alcohol, and were often…
Low-Income Parents Struggle to
Manage Child Care and Afford Housing
In its August 13, 2014, “Working Anything But 9 to 5,” the New York Times exposed the precarious work-life balance of low-income families at the mercy of “scheduling technology leaves low-income parents with hours of chaos.”
Without stable and fixed work schedules, single parents struggle to piece together childcare for their…
76% of NJ Extremely Low Income Households
Severely Burdened By Housing Costs
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) Housing Spotlight: The Affordable Rental Housing Gap Persists, across the country, there is a lack of 7.1 million rental units that are affordable and available for extremely low income households (households with income at or below 30% of the area median…
Community Development Award
Honors NACEDA Co-Founder
Do you know a community development association leader who displays exceptional leadership and commitment to building prosperous communities? Nominate him or her for the Diane Sterner Award for Community Development Association Leadership.
The award is named for National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations(NACEDA) co-founder…
Housing Conference Offers Learning
Discussions and Networking Sept. 23-26
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 through Friday, September 26, 2014, the “Innovation in Action” conference will take place in Niagara Falls, New York. This the 7th Annual Housing and Special Needs Population Conference.
More than 250 conference attendees from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Canada are expected to…
Maio-Messano on Highlights Mayors Challenge
Community Hope and Mayor Torres Highlighted
Successful Strategies Core Components The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) has posted a recording of a webinar that originally streamed on July 17, 2014, which reviewed national data on rapid re-housing for high-barrier households.
Commit to Ending Veteran Homelessness by 2015
As of August 27, 2014, The U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) New York & New Jersey Regional Office reported that thirteen New Jersey mayors have committed to ending Veteran homelessness in their cities by the end of 2015.
There is still time to join the campaign. To accept the challenge a Mayor or County Executive or Freeholder needs…
Housing First Proves Cost Effective Once Again
A recent Washington Post Storyline blog post, “One in four people living on the street say they have chronic drug or alcohol problems” highlights the problem of chronic homelessness and a proven best practice solution.
Using data from the 2013 point in time count, the post breaks down the chronic homelessness numbers for that year and tracks trends…
Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs to Benefit
- Cherry Hill,
- Long Hill,
- Tinton Falls,
- Gloucester City,
- North Caldwell,
- South Brunswick, and