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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Coffee Shop Employs Homeless Individuals

Coffee Shop Employs #homeless Individuals Making a Profit and Helping Stabilize Lives @thinkprogress @RedtailCoffee

Making a Profit
Helping Stabilize Lives

Coffee Shop Employs Homeless Individuals On August 11, 2014, ThinkProgress featured a story about the RedTail coffee shop in Fort Collins, Colorado that is working to employ the homeless.

The Coffee Shop is Staffed by Homeless People – And It’s Working” highlights the efforts of Seth and Kelly Kelley to give homeless and low-income individuals both work experience and to fight the stigma of the…

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#KilmerHomes 120 #affordablehousing 30 #SupportiveHousing for #homeless 43% completed http://youtu.be/5sgcs—Dw1g http://wp.me/peqFK-6nO

Disaster Tax Relief Bill Would Bring NJ $70.8M

Proposed Disaster Tax Relief Would Bring NJ $70.8M in #LIHTC Disaster Recovery & Resilience Resources @EnterpriseNow

Disaster Recovery and Resilience Resources

Disaster Tax Relief Bill Would Bring NJ $70.8MMonarch Housing Associates has been working with Enterpriseand other partner over the almost two years since Superstorm Sandy to ensure the rebuilding benefits all of our citizens. One of the key issues has been securing tax relief and an increase in the funding of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Enterprise has developed a page on their website…

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Network Annual Conference Membership Meeting

Network Annual Conference Annual Conference & Membership Meeting @HCDNNJ Save the Date - December 10, 2014

Save the Date – December 10, 2014

HCDNNJ Celebrating 25 yearsThe Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) will hold its Annual Conference and Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The conference will take place at the National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor from 9am to 3pm, with breakfast and lunch provided.

The conference will be followed immediately by a…

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