Construction is well underway and will be completed in early 2015. The photo is the elevator tower for Kilmer Homes. Kilmer Homes will result in the construction of 120 new affordable apartments including 30 permanent and supportive housing apartments for homeless families, and the redevelopment of the former Camp Kilmer site. goo.gl/1IjNgI
Bipartisan Legislation Recognizes
Challenged Faced by Homeless
The recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) did a number of key things including:
- Consolidated the fifteen existing federal training programs;
- Creates common measures for core programs for both adults and youth;
- Mandates single unified state plans; and
- Authorizes appropriations through 2020.
Successful Collaboration of Public
And Private Entities in Edison
On June 30, 2014, Monarch Housing Associates received a letter from Senator Cory Booker congratulating the Kilmer Homes partners on the groundbreaking of Kilmer Homes. Senator Booker was not able to attend the June 30 groundbreaking celebration.
“The fight to reduce homelessness is an ongoing and critical struggle in our state,…
DCF Requests Information Regarding
Available Subsidies to Assist With Planning
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking information from the housing community including Public Housing Authorities (PHA), Continuums of Care, affordable housing developers, as well as social service and community based agencies, and other public/private agencies regarding the availability…
NLHCP Releases National Report
The report finds that:
- More than half of the cities surveyed have laws that restrict or prohibit an individual from sitting or lying down in public, a 43% increase since 2011;
- Laws that prohibit an individual from living in a…
TD Charitable Foundation
Housing for Everyone Grants
The TD Charitable Foundation has announced its 2014 Housing for Everyone Grant Competition. The funding is targeted towards the creation or preservation of rental housing units for families with children.
Applications are due by Friday, August 29, 2014. Nationwide, the foundation will award a total of 25 grants representing $2.5 million.…
Homelessness Decreased Faster
As Investment if Permanent,
Supportive Housing Increases
In June 2014, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study that explores the relationship between community investment in permanent supportive housing (PSH) and chronic homelessness.
The data indicate a statistically significant reduction in the number of chronically homeless people as…
Increased Efficiency and Resident Choice
On July 11, 2014, Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) published a proposed rule that would create an additional type of consortium for public housing agencies (PHAs).
The proposal would allow two or more PHAs to join to carry out the planning, reporting, and other administrative and management functions of the…
House Budget Committee Holds Hearing
On July 9, 2014, the House Budget Committee held a hearing titled, “A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Working with Families in Need.”
At this hearing, committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.) and professionals engaged in anti-poverty work testified about the War on Poverty’s unfinished business and the most effective ways to ensure that hard working…