Reweaving San Antonio’s Safety Net

Reweaving #SanAntonio Social Safety Net #mentalhealth Training Helps Police Work @nprnews @JennyAGold @bexarcounty

Mental Health Training Service Center
Help Police Work with Mentally Ill

Reweaving San Antonio’s Social Safety NetOn 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…

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Working Anything But 9 to 5

Working Anything But 9 to 5 Parents Struggle with #childcare and #affordablehousing @Starbucks @nytimes @jodikantor

Low-Income Parents Struggle to
Manage Child Care and Afford Housing

Working Anything But 9 to 5In 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…

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Affordable Rental Housing Gap Persists

#affordablehousing Gap Persists 76% of #nj Extremely Low Income Households Severely Burdened By #housing Costs @NLIHC

76% of NJ Extremely Low Income Households
Severely Burdened By Housing Costs

Affordable Rental Housing Gap PersistsAccording 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…

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Diane Sterner Award for Leadership

Diane Sterner Award Community Development Leadership Honors @HCDNNJ Co-Founder @NACEDAtweets http://goo.gl/0e1fst

Community Development Award
Honors NACEDA Co-Founder

Diane SternerDo 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…

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Innovation in Action: Housing and Special Needs Conference

Innovation in Action Housing Conference Offers Learning, Discussions and Networking @theNetworkNY

Housing Conference Offers Learning
Discussions and Networking Sept. 23-26

Supportive Housing NetworkOn 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…

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Helping Struggling Veterans

Helping #veterans @CommunityHopeNJ http://bit.ly/1rD4QUu @NJTVonline Mayors Challenged to #endhomelessness @HUDNY_NJ

Maio-Messano on Highlights Mayors Challenge
Community Hope and Mayor Torres Highlighted

Maria Maio-MessanoOn August 28, 2014, Michael Hill did a report on NJTV News about the importance of ending homelessness for veterans in NJ.

Maria Maio-Messano, the NJ HUD director spoke about the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Currently, thirteen NJ mayors including Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torreswho spoke…

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#RapidRehousing for High-Barrier Households @naehomelessness http://youtu.be/2A5oUnGQdTI

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.

13 NJ Mayors Join Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

13 NJ Mayors Join Mayors Challenge to #endhomelessness for #veterans by 2015 @HUDNY_NJ @HUDgov @NJ_League @HCDNNJ

Commit to Ending Veteran Homelessness by 2015

Maria T. Maio-Messano and Richard W. BrownAs 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…

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One in Four Street Homeless Report Substance Abuse

1 in 4 Street #homeless Report #substanceabuse #housingfirst Cost Effective Once Again @washingtonpost @TheStoryline

Housing First Proves Cost Effective Once Again

One in Four Street Homeless Report Substance AbuseA 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…

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Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes

Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide Homes Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs to Benefit @FairShareNJ

Families, Seniors, People with Special Needs to Benefit

Trust Funds Released by State Will Provide HomesIn a meeting held on August 26, 2014, the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) released housing trust funds totaling $14 million and held by the held by following 13 municipalities:

  • Cherry Hill,
  • Manasquan,
  • Long Hill,
  • Tinton Falls,
  • Gloucester City,
  • Florence,
  • Randolph,
  • North Caldwell,
  • Summit,
  • Lawrence,
  • Mendham,
  • South Brunswick, and
  • Clifton.

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