The SHAre:

April 18, 2024

Volume: 287

In this Week's Edition


‘Housing Not Handcuffs,’ NJ Advocates to Rally as

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case Affecting Unhoused  


HUD FY24 Choice Neighborhood

Planning Grant Funding Opportunity


DMHAS RFP Deadline Extended:

988 Lifeline Crisis Center Expansion


NJHMFA Updates: 10% Increase

to the Total Development Cost limits


HUD Seeks Public Comments on

Proposed Regulations to Reduce

Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing


FHFA Releases '23 Housing Mission Report


Justice Department Issues Final Rule to Strengthen Web and Mobile App Access for People with Disabilities


HUD Grants $70M in

Healthy Homes Funding Programs


SHA-NJ Seeks Participation In Westfield

Integrated Community Project Listening Sessions - Apply By April 26th


Making Rental Assistance Work Better for People Struggling to Afford Housing


Toolkit Offers Guidance on Including People with Lived Experience in Decision-Making


FHLBNY AHP System Authorization Form

For Third Parties Is Now Available

FHLBNY 2024 Affordable Housing Program Fund Round Opens April 22, 2024

Resources & Events

DDD Self Direction Networking

Spring 2024 | April - June


Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

April - May 2024


Understanding Mount Laurel & Fair Share Housing Requirements for Affordable Housing Developers

April 25, 2024


Fostering Neighborhoods: Faith-Based Organizations and the Development of Affordable Housing

April 25, 2024


NJ State Rehabilitation Council

Public Forums Listening Sessions

April 30 - May 8, 2024


RPA Assembly Free Virtual Panels

May 1-2, 2024


ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

May 14-15, 2024


Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 15, 2024


Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

May 15, 2024


NJHMFA Update Registration Open

2024 Spring Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training

May 16-17, 2024


Rutgers CSS Documentation Training

May 15-22, 2024


NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024

Save the Date


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

May 13, 2024



Next SHA

Members Meeting

June 5, 2024

In Person


NJAAW Conference

“Dare to Envision”

May 17 | New Brunswick

Click here to register


New Jersey Future  New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 

Conference June 5-7

Registration Open


Save the Date!

SHA's 26th

Annual Conference

November 15, 2024

The Palace, Somerset, NJ


Housing Available

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Jobs Available

Horizon NJ Health is seeking a Housing Specialist.

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Triple C Housing is seeking candidates for the following jobs:

Applicants can respond directly to Shelly Liick, Human Resources Specialist at

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2024

7TH & Madison

Extensions of Empowerment


B&A Realty Management, LLC

Career Opportunity Development Inc.

Champion Learning LLC

Housing Authority

City of Elizabeth

JDL Development


Our House


SOBA New Jersey

Become a SHA Member and get access to great meetings and many other great member benefits. Need more information? Email Joseph Christensen with your questions.

SHA Renewing Champions

As we reach another renewal cycle, SHA greatly appreciates the continuing support of these sustaining champions who proactively (30-days) affirmed their renewals.


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‘Housing Not Handcuffs,’ NJ Advocates to Rally as

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case Affecting Unhoused  

Ahead of the start of oral arguments in the Grants Pass v. Johnson case before the US Supreme Court, the New York Times partnered with Mark Horvath and Invisible People on a video showing how the criminalization of homelessness is not a remedy for the challenges facing people in every state. For all the media surrounding the issue, many still hold outdated and out-of-ouch beliefs about the causes of, challenges with, and the people experiencing homelessness.

Advocates across the state are also preparing events in Trenton and Newark on the 22nd. 


Housing advocates and homeless service providers will host events in Trenton and Newark as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will determine if local governments can arrest or fine people for sleeping outside when adequate shelter is not available. In Trenton, a roundtable discussion will consider the implications of the Court’s decision and explore state and federal policy interventions to protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness. There will also be a rally in Newark to demonstrate opposition to the criminalization of homelessness featuring testimonials from diverse perspectives including law enforcement, unhoused individuals, faith-based community, local government and more.


Hosted by the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, Bridges Outreach, NJ Coalition to End Homelessness, the Supportive Housing Association of NJ, York Street Project and Collaborative Support Program of NJ. Speakers at the roundtable discussion and rally will include individuals with lived experience, community leaders, clergy members, local law enforcement, municipal officials and more.



Monday, April 22, 2024

  • 10 a.m. for the Trenton roundtable discussion;
  • 11a.m. for the Newark rally.


  • Roundtable discussion will be held at the Rescue Mission of Trenton located at 98 Carroll Street in Trenton (10:00AM).
  • Rally will be held at Harriet Tubman Square located at 501-551 Broad Street in Newark. (11:00AM)

HUD FY24 Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant Funding Opportunity

HUD recently announced a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) making available $10 million through the FY24 Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. The Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant program supports the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans or Transformation Plans focused on revitalizing public and/or assisted housing units, transforming the surrounding neighborhood, and creating positive outcomes for families within the community. The grants will allow communities to plan for activities that will create and preserve housing, enhance community amenities, and bring significant resources to distressed neighborhoods. About 20 communities, ranging from small towns to tribal communities, will be selected for this round of planning grant funding. Interested parties may respond to the NOFO by June 10.

DMHAS RFP Deadline Extended:

988 Lifeline Crisis Center Expansion

Please be advised that the deadline for 988 Lifeline Crisis Center Expansion proposals has been extended.

Proposals must be received no later than: 4:00 P.M. ET on May 10, 2024.

The purpose of this solicitation is to provide interested agencies with information to prepare and submit a proposal for funds to operate a 988 Lifeline crisis center (“Lifeline center”) and, if the agency is not already, become part of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline network. Any applicant must be certified by Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant) as a 988 Lifeline crisis center, or be able to demonstrate the ability to become a certified 988 Lifeline crisis center and apply for certification within 30 days of award.

This funding opportunity offers a total of $10 million annually. Funding will be for multiple 988 Lifeline centers of which up to three (3) will operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Funding from this award can be used to recruit, hire, train and pay direct service (responding to calls and/or chats/texts, and making follow-up calls), supervisory and administrative staff, and for technology. Funding can also be used to develop, manage and maintain infrastructure, including technology requirements, to ensure successful response to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Budgeting should include funds for initial technology or technology expansion and to establish strong cybersecurity for the center’s system. 

The goal of this funding is to enable NJ Lifeline centers to respond to at least 90% of calls and/or chats/texts routed to their center through the 988 Lifeline network. The successful bidder will demonstrate how they will plan to reach this goal. Applicants must indicate their proposed hours of operation as well as counties for which they would provide primary and/or backup coverage for 988 calls and/or chats/texts.  The successful bidder will ensure that their services are responsive to diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural and linguistic competence for those who reach their Lifeline Center through 988. No funding match is required; however, bidders will need to identify any other sources of funding, both in-kind and monetary, that will be used. Bidders may not fund any costs incurred for the planning or preparing a proposal in response to this RFP from current DHS/DMHAS contracts. 

NJHMFA Updates: 10% Increase to the Total Development Cost limits

10% Increase to the Total Development Cost limits

Attention Developers

The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented effect on the construction industry and multifamily development. While projects are progressing, residual effects remain. High construction costs and increased interest rates continue to be reported, resulting in difficulty meeting the prescribed Total Development Cost limits in the QAP. 

Section 42(m)(1)(A)(iv) of the Internal Revenue Code permits a waiver/ exception of the approved QAP, so long as “a written explanation is available to the general public for any allocation of a housing credit dollar amount which is not made in accordance with established priorities and selection criteria of the housing credit agency.”

Further, N.J.A.C. 5:80-19.1 permits the Agency to waive any of its regulations provided that such waiver 1) does not contravene the Agency’s enabling statute and 2) the Agency finds that such waiver promotes the statutory purposes of the Agency.  

As approved by the members of the HMFA Board at its meeting on March 28, 2024, effective immediately the new cost limits shall be as follows, and will be codified in the 2025 QAP:

  • $350,000 per unit for buildings of one to four residential stories
  • $380,000 per unit for buildings with five or six residential stories
  • $410,000 per unit for buildings with over six residential stories

Questions? Need Help? 

If you have questions, e-mail your requests to the LIHTC mailbox at

Access forms, checklists, policies, previous developer bulletins, and more under the Developer Tab, on the NJHMFA website.

HUD Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Regulations to Reduce Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing

On April 10, 2024, the Proposed Rule on Reducing Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing was posted to the Federal Register.

HUD’s rule proposes that people not be automatically or categorically denied access to or be terminated from HUD-assisted housing, including public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs), and Multifamily Housing, simply for having a criminal record. Instead, the rule is proposing public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of HUD-assisted multifamily housing be required, when making an admissions decision, to use an individualized assessment that only considered criminal records that are relevant to endangering health and safety of staff and residents, and provide full consideration to mitigating factors and circumstances.

The proposed rule would continue to afford discretion to PHAs and assisted housing owners, while providing direction on adopting and implementing fair, effective, and comprehensive admissions, and termination policies. In so doing, the proposed rule would minimize unnecessary exclusions from HUD-assisted housing, while allowing providers to maintain the health, safety, and peaceful enjoyment of their residents, staff, and communities.

HUD seeks public comment on this proposed rule and invites all interested parties and members of the public to submit their views, comments, and recommendations for improvement on this proposal.

Public comments must be submitted by June 10, 2024. Comments can be submitted electronically on

FHFA Releases Housing Mission Report for 2023

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its annual Housing Mission Report, describing the activities taken by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) in 2023 to promote access to financing for affordable, sustainable, and equitable housing and targeted economic development.

Key 2023 activities highlighted in this report include:

  • Together, the Enterprises purchased over 136,000 single-family mortgages for low- and moderate-income borrowers through their core affordable housing programs, HomeReady and Home Possible. Both Enterprises also introduced enhancements to these programs, adding a credit of $2,500 for very low-income borrowers that lenders must pass through to borrowers by applying it to the down payment or closing costs.
  • The Enterprises collectively purchased approximately 15,000 Special Purpose Credit Program (SPCP) loans through both lender-sponsored initiatives and their proprietary SPCPs, supporting homeownership for many borrowers in underserved communities.
  • Pursuant to their Equitable Housing Finance Plans, the Enterprises partnered with vendors responsible for collecting rent payment data from participating multifamily housing property owners and formatting it for dissemination to credit bureaus.
  • The Enterprises invested over $1.7 billion last year in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity, including transactions that support housing in Duty to Serve-designated rural areas, preserve affordable housing, support mixed-income housing, provide supportive housing, or meet other affordable housing objectives.
  • Under the FHLBanks' Affordable Housing Programs (AHP), LIHTC properties represented more than 43 percent of their total General Fund projects and 55 percent of their total General Fund rental projects.
  • ​The FHLBanks awarded $446.9 million through their AHPs in 2023, almost $180 million more than in 2022. This funding supported more than 33,000 housing units. The FHLBanks also funded approximately $4.2 billion in Community Investment Program (CIP) housing advances in 2023, supporting almost 32,000 units, representing 11,000 more units than in 2022.

Justice Department Issues Final Rule to Strengthen Web and Mobile App Access for People with Disabilities

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland signed a final rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the accessibility of web content and mobile applications (apps) for people with disabilities. This final rule clarifies the obligations of state and local governments to make their websites and mobile applications accessible. Every day, people across the country use the web and mobile apps to access public programs and services, including emergency information, courts, healthcare providers, schools, voting information, parking, permit applications, tax payments, and transit updates. If these technologies are not accessible, it can be difficult or impossible for people with disabilities to access critical services. Consequently, individuals with disabilities may be excluded from accessing public services that other people routinely use. 

The rule will provide much-needed standards for addressing a wide variety of barriers. For example, the rule will help ensure blind individuals can access information about public transportation on a city’s mobile app or website, enable people who are deaf or hard of hearing to participate in university lectures online and allow individuals with manual disabilities affecting their ability to use a mouse to access web information about voter registration. Ensuring that people with disabilities can access web content and mobile apps and fully participate in public programs and services will improve the day-to-day lives of individuals with disabilities in communities throughout the country.

The final rule mandates technical standards for state and local governments to help ensure the accessibility of their programs and services provided through the web and mobile apps. By providing clarity on how to make sure these platforms are accessible for people with disabilities, this final rule advances the ADA’s promise of a more inclusive society. The final rule will soon be available for review on the Federal Register’s website at A fact sheet detailing information about the final rule is available here

HUD Grants $70M in Healthy Homes Funding Programs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $70 million in grants across the country that will help transform communities by fixing older housing, preserving affordable housing, and improving the health of children and families in these communities. Grants are also being awarded for studies on housing-related health hazards to support the health and the safety of the residents by finding better ways to help maintain homes. Rutgers University from New Jersey was awarded with a $973,893 grant from the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program.

The grants awarded today include funding through the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, the Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program, the Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program, the Lead Technical Studies Grant Program, the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program, and the Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program.

Awarding these grants contributes to HUD achieving its strategic objective to strengthen environmental justice by reducing exposure to health risks and environmental hazards, especially for low-income households and disadvantaged communities. You can read the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 HUD Strategic Plan on HUD’s website.

SHA-NJ Seeks Participation In Westfield

Integrated Community Project Listening Sessions

The Westfield Integrated Community Project (ICP) is recruiting people who live or work in Westfield to participate in virtual listening sessions. The two listening sessions in April are an opportunity for the ICP to hear about how the Town of Westfield already involves people with disabilities and barriers in daily life in the community, what is missing in your life in the town, and how the town can do a better job in giving you connections to different parts of daily life. The goal of the ICP is to increase the capacity of people with disabilities or barriers to become completely engaged in their communities.

For more information, please reach out to Kate Kelly, Associate Executive Director, Supportive Housing Association NJ. This flyer advertising the listening sessions and a one pager offer more details about the listening sessions and the Westfield ICP project. Individuals with disabilities and barriers who are interested in joining a listening session can use this link to share their interest - deadline to submit interest is Friday, April 26.

Making Rental Assistance Work Better for People Struggling to Afford Housing

Housing Choice Vouchers are highly effective at helping people with low incomes afford housing, but they could do better in important ways. Lawmakers should prioritize enacting legislation to make the voucher program more efficient and more responsive to the needs and choices of the people it serves, as CBPP’s Vice President for Housing and Income Security Peggy Bailey (SHA's 2023 Conference Keynote Speaker) explained in congressional testimony on March 12.

In her testimony, Bailey outlined ten key changes (see box below) that should be part of legislation to make rental assistance more effective at helping people with low incomes — especially those with the greatest need — to rent housing of their choice.

10 Ways Lawmakers Could Make Rental Assistance More Efficient and User Friendly

  1. Ease inspection requirements when there’s low risk of severe housing quality problems.
  2. Allow voucher subsidies to be used for security deposits.
  3. Provide funding to help voucher holders search for homes, and for other needed services.
  4. Require housing agencies to let people search for longer than 60 days.
  5. Stop rescreening families when they opt to move from one locality to another.
  6. Support collaboration among state and local voucher agencies.
  7. Ban discrimination against voucher holders.
  8. Streamline eligibility determination, especially for people with urgent housing needs.
  9. Test flexible, accessible escrow accounts to help families save when their earnings rise.
  10. Test providing rental assistance directly to tenants.

For more information, see

Toolkit Offers Guidance on Including People with Lived Experience in Decision-Making

People with lived experience and expertise of homelessness (PLEE) are essential partners for Continuums of Care (CoCs). Creating community models that acknowledge and practice inclusivity, while also valuing the agency of PLEE is essential. CoCs should work together with PLEE to engage in collection, review, analyzation, and use of data to make collaborative decisions impacting their local community.

This toolkit offers suggestions on how PLEE, community partners, and CoCs can partner on data projects and additional local data decision-making efforts. It includes resources on partnership practices, compensation, and training.

FHLBNY AHP System Authorization Form For Third Parties Is Now Available

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is pleased to announce that the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) System Authorization Form for Third Parties is now available on their website. This form is intended to provide consultants, property managers, and developers with user access to the FHLBNY’s AHP System. The AHP system allows individual users to submit documentation for designated AHP Applications and manage approved AHP projects. 

As a reminder, the 2024 AHP General Fund Round will open on Monday, April 22, 2024, with approximately $70,819,534 in available housing grant funds. The application package will be made available on our public website,, that same day. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2024 AHP General Fund Round is Friday, May 31, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Review the recording of the 2024 AHP General Fund Training here.

Lastly, the full AHP General Fund Overview can be accessed on our website at You can contact FHLBNY at or (212) 441-6850.

FHLBNY 2024 Affordable Housing Program Fund Round Opens April 22, 2024

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is pleased to announce that the 2024 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund Round will open on Monday, April 22, 2024, with approximately $70,819,534 in available housing grant funds. The application package will be made available on our public website,, that same day. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2024 AHP General Fund Round is Friday, May 31, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Applications must be submitted via the FHLBNY’s AHP System. Steps to enroll for the AHP System are available on our website.

AHP grant funds are awarded to members that submit applications on behalf of project sponsors that are planning to purchase, rehabilitate, or construct affordable homes or apartments (owner-occupied or rental units). These funds are awarded through an annual competitive process, with the final award announcements being made in late fall.

In preparation for this year’s round, please review the 2024 AHP Implementation Plan which is available on our website and introduces the following changes to the scoring framework: 

  • Increased maximum AHP General Fund subsidy to $2,000,000 from $1,500,000 per project and increased subsidy per unit to $60,000 from $40,000;
  • In the Creating Economic Opportunity scoring category, the scoring criteria were simplified; and
  • For the Project Readiness scoring category, documentation requirements have been streamlined to allow for the new AHP General Fund Project Readiness – Approvals Certification form.

We strongly encourage you to review the recordings of the initial 2024 AHP General Fund Trainings (which were held on February 14, 2024 and February 22, 2024).

Lastly, the full Affordable Housing Program General Fund Overview can be accessed on our website at or we can be contacted at or (212) 441-6850.

Resources & Virtual Forums

DDD Self Direction Networking - Spring 2024

Family Networking Sessions: Spring 2024 (April – June)

The Office of Education on Self-Directed Services hosts networking sessions for people and families who are self-directing or interested in self-direction.

  • All sessions are held in-person unless otherwise noted.
  • Advance registration is required and location details are provided when you register.

Click here for session times and registration details

Deaf And Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings

The Department of Human Services’ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting

open Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Trainings on:

April 25, 2024 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Melissa Lamboy

May 23, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Jaclyne Brown-Pallies

These trainings are open to the public, and are especially beneficial for professionals,

healthcare providers, government agencies, and many other organizations. DDHH’s

goal is to provide information on deaf and hard of hearing culture, common

challenges, and strategies for effective communication with deaf and hard of

hearing individuals.

Click here for a flyer of these events

Understanding Mount Laurel & Fair Share Housing Requirements for Affordable Housing Developers

Thursday, April 25th from 2:30pm-4:00pm

For affordable housing developers -- CSH is proud to host Fair Share Housing Center to learn more about accessing affordable housing trusts funds and the landmark passage of NJ A4/S50 that ensures New Jersey has one of the strongest affordable housing frameworks in the country. 

Register here to join and learn about: 

  • A little history of the Mount Laurel / Fair Share doctrine, the fight to add more affordable housing to suburban communities across the Garden Center 
  • An overview of the historic NJ A5/S50 bill that just passed, and what it means for affordable housing developers 
  1. Upcoming changes to DCA regulations and how to submit comments / have your voice heard 
  2. Overview of toolkit bill 
  •  Understanding how to access local affordable housing trusts funds to help with your capital stack 

Fostering Neighborhoods: Faith-Based Organizations and the Development of Affordable Housing

April 25, 2024 | 2:30 PM-5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the NYU Furman Center, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, for a hybrid event on the development of affordable housing on land owned by faith-based organizations. 

The event will be of interest to leaders of faith-based organizations, capital providers, developers, and other key stakeholders. The discussion will explore real-world examples of how faith-based organizations have partnered with developers of affordable rentals to expand the housing options in their neighborhoods. 

This is the second event in a series exploring the role land-owning nonprofit institutions can play in developing affordable housing. The first, “Fostering Neighborhoods: Hospitals and the Development of Affordable Housing,” was held on March 7, 2024. The recording of that event is available on the event page


Date & Time: Thursday, April 25, 2024 2:30 PM-5:30 PM (Coffee and networking preceding the event; reception to follow)

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of New York Auditorium 33 Liberty Street New York, NY 10045. The event can also be viewed virtually. 

The deadline for in-person registration is Monday, April 22, 2024.

Click here to Register

NJ State Rehabilitation Council

Public Forums Listening Sessions

 April 30th | May 1st | May 6th

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) supports, advises, and collaboratively problem-solves with its partner, The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). The SRC and DVRS are seeking the public’s input about topical issues impacting consumers, vendor communication, and dialogue with employers.


Your voice is extremely important to both the SRC and DVRS and will help to shape program delivery and policy to ensure that people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services that result in employment.


We are particularly interested in hearing from people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, educators, and others about their lived experience with transition planning and/or services. We want to learn about the issues, concerns, strengths, and suggestions you may have about transition from school to work in our state generally, and as it pertains to DVRS specifically.


Representatives from the SRC and DVRS will be available to hear public comments and testimony and take all information received under advisement. The information will be used by the SRC to help craft its ongoing efforts with DVRS to ensure New Jersey has a rehabilitation program that is comprehensive, consumer responsive, and effective.


Registration closes April 23, 2024.

Click here to register

RPA Assembly Free Virtual Panels

Each year, the RPA Assembly convenes over a thousand policy experts, public officials, and civic and business leaders committed to addressing climate change, promoting inclusive growth, and improving transportation.

This year, the virtual programming is free and open to the public thanks to generous sponsors; advanced registration is required for each panel.

May 1, 2024 - Pathways to Net Zero Buildings

To meet the region’s climate goals, building owners will need to reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency and transitioning to non-fossil-fuel sources of space and water heating, primarily through electrification. This session will kick-off with a discussion about the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, the single largest component of the Inflation Reduction Act, much of which will be available to support investment in buildings. SHA Conference attendees may remember our session on Built for Zero.

May 2, 2024 - Homes for Everyone

How can we achieve housing abundance for everyone in the region? This panel will focus on the need to build more homes, and how to do so in a way that benefits everyone and provides more opportunities to people with the least amount of housing choice.

ACL National Summit To Increase Social Connections

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 1:00-4:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 1:00-3:30 PM ET

Given the importance of elevating innovative approaches to help older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers stay engaged and connected, Commit to Connect and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults are again joining forces to co-host the National Summit to Increase Social Connections.

This virtual summit will bring together national, state, and local leaders — including United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy — working across sectors to address social isolation and loneliness. The summit will spotlight creative technology solutions and innovative programs that you can adapt to the needs of people in your community, along with tools and resources that can help you leverage technology to foster social connection. 

The summit is a free event, but you must register to participate! Visit the event page for more information and the full agenda. 

This event will include CART closed captioning and ASL interpretation. Contact with any questions. 

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 2, 2024 | 10:00 to 5:00pm ET

Register to attend the 7th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium, a free, virtual event on May 2 from 10:00 to 5:00pm ET. This all-day symposium is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging. 


The 7th annual symposium will feature leaders in the field who are successfully partnering across sectors to provide equity-focused solutions to improve older adult mental health. Free continuing education credit (5.5 hours) will be offered for dietitians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers.

Click here for more details and to register for the Symposium

Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

You can't pour from an empty glass! We invite you to spend some time focused on optimizing your health and taking better care of yourself in 2024. Already familiar with some of these concepts? A refresher can help keep you on track. Either way, make your health and well-being a priority. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Optimizing Health Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Click here to get more details and register for sessions.

NJHMFA Update Registration Open

2024 Spring Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training

May 16-17, 2024

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is sponsoring a two-day Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training May 16-17, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ.

This training is a 2-day refresher course which may be more suitable for those who are already Tax Credit Certified.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 16th – Tax Credit Training
  • Friday, May 17th – Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton, 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08691

Book Your Hotel Room!

Event Fees

  • LIHTC with Fair Housing Training: $430.00

Register Now!


Registration ends on April 19, 2024




If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Peña at

Rutgers CSS Documentation Training

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering their CSS Documentation Training that will provide licensed Community Support Services (CSS) providers (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LSW, LAC, RN) with instructions on CSS policies and practices and documentation standards. This training is intended for licensed staff (according to supervision guidelines) and Registered Nurses responsible for completing the CRNAs and IRPs for their agencies who have NEVER attended a CSS training OR who feel they need further training to complete these documents. CSS provider agencies should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff. 


This CSS Clinician Documentation training will review CSS interventions, psychiatric rehabilitation goals, values, and principles, the comprehensive rehabilitation needs assessment (CRNA), and the individualized rehabilitation plan (IRP). Sessions will be small enough to provide participants with practice opportunities. 


The CSS Clinician Documentation training will be offered in-person and remotely. Please refrain from registering for both the in-person and remote sessions. 


  • The in-person training will be on Busch Campus at Rutgers University on May 16th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. 

Register here for the in-person training:  CSS Documentation In-Person Training


The virtual/remote training option will be offered via Zoom and will be completed in two sessions, scheduled for 2 consecutive Wednesdays in May. 

  • Participants must attend both sessions
  • Part 1: May 15th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Part 2: May 22nd, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • This is a camera-on event. If you believe you will be unable to have your camera on throughout the entirety of the Zoom session, your supervisor must reach out to us directly.

Register here for the virtual/remote training CSS Documentation Virtual/Remote Training


There will be online content on Canvas to complete before attending either training.  

  • You must complete five asynchronous modules on Canvas by May 10th 2023. These modules should take about 2-3 hours to complete: 
  • Module 1: Overview of Admissions and Documentation 
  • Module 2: CSS Services 
  • Module 3: The Golden Thread of CSS 
  • Module 4: Development of the Rehabilitation Needs Assessment 
  • Module 5: Development of the Individualized Rehabilitation Plan 
  • Staff will receive detailed instructions to sign up for Canvas and complete the pre-requisite modules once registration is completed. 


Registration will close on May 8th and space is limited, so licensed staff (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LSW, LAC, RN) should register as soon as possible. Registration information must be for the staff attending the training. 

NJAAW Conference - Dare to Envision

May 17, 2024 | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

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This year's conference features:

  • Morning Keynote - Deputy Commissioner of Human Services, Kaylee McGuire
  • Lunchtime Speaker - Ashton Applewhite

Breakout sessions

  • Promoting Equity in Serious Illness Care in NJ: Designing a Medicaid Benefit for Community-Based Palliative Care.
  • Aging Policy 101
  • Age Friendly Public Health
  • Screening of "Below the Surface" documentary
  • Family Leave Benefits
  • Higher Ed in Aging
  • Essential Jobs Essential Care NJ Coalition - Updates and Next Steps
  • Older LGBTQ Adults
  • Innovative Approaches to Support Older Adults at Home

Plus virtual presentations on Thursday, May 16, 1-3pm:

  • Policy Recommendations to Increase Equitable Access to Home and Community-Based Services in New Jersey
  • Envisioning Equitable Assisted Living in NJ

Social work CE credits offered through Monmouth University

Assistive Technology Advocacy Center Professional Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display Training Event

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center is thrilled to organize this multi-day professional learning experience with PODD (Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display) trainer Kelly Fonner. Last year we hosted Kelly for a two-day Introduction to PODD training event.

For 2024, we are going to build on this and offer a range of PODD related training events designed to meet the needs of new participants and returning participants.


May 20, 2024 – May 23, 2024


The Grand Hotel Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

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