The SHAre:

August 26, 2022

Volume: 203

In this Week's Edition


News


SHA Developers Meeting - Sept 12th

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HUD Announces $52 Million

In Reallocated ESG-CV Funding 

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Two New DMHAS Grants:

Acute Family Support Services

In Psychiatric Screening And 

Interim Sober Recovery Housing For

Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

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FHFA Proposes Change

To Multifamily Housing Goals

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Federal Agencies Share New Collaborative

Strategies Leveraging Service Coordination

To Increase Competitive Integrated 

Employment For Individuals With Disabilities

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DCA Opens Public Comment Period

For Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan

And Announces Two Public Hearings

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DDD Updates:

Resources On Families & Providers Relations

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Social Determinants Of Health Data Accurately

Predict Chances Of Future Homelessness

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Urban Institute Report

For Housing Justice & Access

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Non-profit Helping Non-profits

Access Technology

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The DCM Institute For

Transformational Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program Live Session Dates


Resources & Virtual Forums


Housing First Webinar Series 

Hosted by NLIHC, NAEH, &CBPP

August 29, 2022

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Webinar: Ending Homelessness

Developing Partnerships Between HUD Continuums of Care and Disability, Aging, and Health Services Providers

August 29, 2022

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Self-Directed Services: 

What You Need to Know

About the Interactive Map

September 6, 2022

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The New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair

September 15, 2022

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Understanding and Using

Extreme Risk Protection Orders To

Prevent Firearm Violence and Suicide

September 16, 2022

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Unlearning Ableism:

How to be an Ally with People with Disabilities

September 30, 2022

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Save the Date!

2022 Fall Tax Credit Compliance

Certification Course and Exam

October 25-28, 2022

Save the Date

Next SHA

Developers Meeting


September 12, 2022

1:00-3:00pm

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Next SHA

Members Meeting


October 12, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

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Community Health

Law Project

Ann Klein Advocate Awards


September 15, 2022

The Wilshire | West Orange

Honoring

Harold B. Garwin, Esq.


Tickets Available

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Registration Open!


NJ Governor's Conference

on Housing & Economic Development


Sept 29-30, Atlantic City

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Monarch Housing Associates Conference


Housing as a Human Right:

Exploring Partnerships, Innovation, and Equity


October 6, 2022

Hyatt Regency Princeton

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Housing & Community Development Network

of New Jersey


Under One Roof


October 21, 2022

New Brunswick

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New Housing

Bedminster


Mahwah


Warren


24th Annual Supportive
Housing Conference

Friday, November 4, 2022

The Palace at Somerset Park 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ

Help Nominate Housing Excellence!
Help nominate projects that represent achievements of excellence for supportive housing development projects.


Celebrate programs or people who innovate and lead advances within New Jersey's communities.

Help nominate municipalities working on the front lines to enhance lives with local supportive housing opportunities.


Honor the people who go the extra mile to enhance lives and housing access across New Jersey.

All nominations and information are due by Friday September 9, 2022.

Send completed nominations to SHA-conference@shanj.org.

Boost Your Organization As A Sponsor / Exhibitor

Learn how you can share your work with the supportive housing community as a SHA Sponsor or Exhibitor.


Email completed forms / questions to: SHA-conference@shanj.org

We gratefully thank our Sponsors and Exhibitors

who empower SHA's annual Conference!

Bronze Sponsors

Groundbreaker Event Sponsors

Notebook Sponsors

SHA Member Shout Outs

SHA salutes New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice as he prepares to retire from office next week following 35 years of service. As a housing champion for our most vulnerable neighbors and communities, Rice's steadfast and principled approach over the years shows his tenure of integrity helping the people of New Jersey.

SHA celebrates Community Preservation Corporation's deployment of $1B dollars during FY 2022 leading to 144 affordable and workforce housing projects and over 9,600 units of housing including 1,500 high-efficiency sustainable units. 

SHA Welcomes New & Returning
Members In 2022
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 Developers Meeting

Join us on Monday, September 12, 2022 for a virtual meeting of our Developers Group.


Meeting Discussion:


Join us as we welcome Nat Bottigheimer from NJEDA who will discuss the Aspire Program. Aspire is a gap financing tool to support commercial, mixed use, and residential real estate development projects that replaces the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant (ERG).


Guest Speaker:


Nat Bottigheimer

Director - Real Estate Investment Programs, NJEDA


RSVP by email to Joseph Christensen for the Zoom link.

News

HUD Announces $52 Million

In Reallocated ESG-CV Funding 

On August 23, 2022, HUD announced estimated reallocation amounts for 62 Emergency Solutions Grants Program CARES Act (ESG-CV) recipients totaling $52 million. New Jersey received approximately $5 million in reallocated funds.


The allocations reflect the level of funding approved for these programs in your community. The amounts also reflect approved grant reductions and include any reallocated funds for the CDBG and HOME programs. Under the CDBG program, some metropolitan cities have a joint grant agreement with an urban county to administer their CDBG grant (applicable to CARES grants as well). The urban county amounts shown in this table include the funds allocated to any metropolitan city. The metropolitan city and urban county amounts are not shown separately.

 Two New DMHAS Grants

Click here for the DMHAS RFPs


Click here for DMHAS NOFAs

Name of Program:

Acute Family Support Services in Psychiatric Screening

 

Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for Acute Family Support Services in Psychiatric Screening Services for Camden and Burlington Counties. This service will employ family members of individuals having a mental health diagnosis, who will provide support to family members that have a loved one that presents in an emergency room and received psychiatric screening services or is served by a psychiatric screening service via mobile outreach.  

 

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding is $168,546 subject to State appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making up to one (1) award.   

 

Procedure to apply

 

A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 


Deadline for Proposals:

4:00 p.m. EST on September 20, 2022


Notify Date:

October 26, 2022

Name of Program:


DMHAS Interim Sober Recovery Housing Services To Homeless Individuals With A Substance Use Disorder


Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide interim sober recovery housing to individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) who are homeless and may also have a co-occurring disorder. The priority population are participants in DMHAS’ Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) and Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) program.


 

Amount of funding available:

Total funding is $680,000 subject to Federal appropriations.

  

Procedure to apply

 

A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 


No Mandatory Bidders Conference.

 

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on August 26, 2022

 

Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 16, 2022

 

Notify Date – October 14, 2022

FHFA Proposes Change To Multifamily Housing Goals

A new methodology for measuring the GSEs’ multifamily goals has been recommended by the FHFA. Instead of measuring the multifamily goals based on the number of units, the proposed rule is calling for using the percentage of affordable units in multifamily properties financed by mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each year. The proposed multifamily goals, the percentage share of multifamily units, include a 61% benchmark level for the low-income goal, a 12% very low-income subgoal, and a 2% low-income small multifamily subgoal.


FHFA had previously established benchmark levels at the end of last year for only 2022 in response to market uncertainty from the pandemic as well as the potential for unforeseen changes to the multifamily market in the future. According to the agency, it is not proposing any changes to the underlying criteria to determine which multifamily units qualify for the housing goals in the proposed rule.


Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted within 60 days of publication in the Federal Register.

Federal Agencies Share New Collaborative

Strategies Leveraging Service Coordination

To Increase Competitive Integrated 

Employment For Individuals With Disabilities

A recent federal communication reviews the collaborative commitment from federal agencies to enhance opportunities for employment of individuals with disabilities. The document reviews the methods of blending, braiding, and sequencing resources from state to local levels to effectively address current barriers to employment. Blending brings money together from multiple sources that goes into one pot for a particular service or initiative. With braiding, funds from different places are kept separate, but used for a specific service. And sequencing is a strategy whereby multiple types of funds are used in a set order to help a person with a disability pursue, obtain or keep competitive integrated

employment.


The US Departments of Labor, Education, Social Security Administration, Administration for Community Living, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration all contributed this document with the goal of driving seamless support for those in need.

DCA Opens Public Comment Period

For Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan

And Announces Two Public Hearings

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) opened a 30-day period for people to provide public comment on the Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan, which details how the State proposes to utilize $228,346,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help households and communities recover from Hurricane Ida. The public comment period will run through September 16, 2022, and will include in-person public hearings in Manville and Newark, which were among the municipalities hardest hit by Hurricane Ida.


The plan was developed in consultation with residents, county and municipal officials, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders in New Jersey, as well as with input DCA received from thousands of people who completed the Hurricane Ida Registration Survey.


The proposed Hurricane Ida Action Plan may be obtained in English and Spanish at https://www.nj.gov/dca/ddrm/plansreports/index.shtml on the DCA’s website.

DDD Updates:

Resources On Families & Providers Relations

In an effort to ensure communication and obtain feedback, the Division interacts regularly with various stakeholders (E.g. Individuals, Guardians/Families, Advocacy Groups, Service Providers, etc.) to exchange information. Through this interaction, various subject areas are discussed. One topic communicated to the Division by some families is their experience or fear of retaliation by the service provider of their loved one if they a lodge complaint about care. The Division convened a small group of families and service providers to discuss this topic. Please see Family and Provider Relations for more information. 


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Administrative Order 2:05 “Incident Reporting and Management”

 

The Department of Human Services’ Office of Program Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) is pleased to announce the release of the updated Administrative Order 2:05 - Incident Reporting and Management and the revised Incident Reporting Levels and Categories Grid. OPIA will be providing two webinar opportunities for interested stakeholders where an overview of these documents will be provided. This will include detail on updated incident reporting codes, categories, and definitions.

 

Available webinar opportunities:

·       Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 9:30 to 11:30am.

o   Register here for the September 6th webinar at 9:30am.

·       Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm.

o   Register here for the September 7th webinar at 1pm.

Social Determinants Of Health Data Accurately

Predict Chances Of Future Homelessness

Researchers may have uncovered two new SDOH screening questions to ask in the emergency department, with the questions accurately predicting future homelessness, according to new data in JAMA Network Open.


Particularly, the study found that those responding to social determinants of health screening that they thought they may be homeless in the next two months had a higher likelihood of that homelessness coming to fruition.

Being able to effectively screen for and predict future homelessness gives healthcare providers and their community health partners the tools they need for early intervention, preventing serious social determinants of health problems down the road.


Social determinants of health screenings are becoming more common in healthcare, as clinicians across the care continuum issue the surveys to patients to better understand the social factors that may influence health. Using social determinants of health screenings, healthcare providers can refer patients to social services set up to mitigate those risk factors An SDOH screening question about food security, for example, may prompt a referral to a local food pantry or nutrition program.


This latest study is one of the earliest looks into how an SDOH screening could detect risk for homelessness, not current homelessness. The researchers asked 1,919 patients visiting an ED in New York City two questions to determine their risk for homelessness:

  • “Are you worried or concerned that in the next 2 months you may not have stable housing that you own, rent, or stay in as part of a household?” with responses of “yes” or “no”
  • “How likely do you think it would be that you would have to use a homeless shelter in the next 6 months?” with four response options ranging from “very unlikely” to “very likely” 


Researchers then followed up with patients at two-, six-, and 12-month intervals to determine whether the patient had, in fact, fallen into homelessness. By the study’s end, 2.3 percent, 3.4 percent, and 5 percent of patients had entered a shelter, respectively.

Urban Institute Report For Housing Justice & Access

The Urban Institute recently released a new report that explores the concept of housing justice as a framework to address disparities in housing insecurity on a structural level. The report defines housing justice as “increasing access to safe, affordable housing and promoting wealth-building by confronting historical and ongoing harms and disparities caused by structural racism.” It also highlights a range of key principles that guide work around housing justice, including primacy of lived experience, anti-racism and racial equity, wealth-building and ownership, and choice and agency. Using these key guiding principles, the report examines several housing policies and programs, such as land use and zoning, rental subsidies and tenant screening practices, to understand where each policy/program may align with, or fall short of, the guiding principles of housing justice. 

Non-profit Helping Non-profits Access Technology

Computers 4 People is a non-profit based in Hoboken that serves New Jersey & New York City. They collect, refurbish, and donate computers to individuals and organizations in under-resourced communities to promote equity and access to opportunity! They currently work with over 100 non-profits, schools, housing authorities, and places of worship to recommend computer applicants. Please reach out if you have clients that are in need of computers.


​​Computers For People Inc. was founded in 2019 by then 15 year old Dylan Zajac in Hoboken, NJ. The non-profit was formed through his vision to create a sustainable solution to the mass pollution of e-waste and the ever-growing digital divide. Computers 4 People has grown to a leading organization tackling the digital divide in the New York City Metropolitan area. 

The DCM Institute For Transformational Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program Live Session Dates

September 22 - Dennis C. Miller

October 6 - Gregory A. Nielsen

October 20 - Dr. Yvonne Styles

November 3 - Dr. James McGuirk

November 17 - Jason Smith

December 1 - Dr. Terrence F. Cahill

December 15 - Dennis C. Miller


The DCM Institute for Transformational Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program is an executive training program intended for current CEOs/executive directors, executive leadership team members, and emerging leaders who hope to become a CEO in the future. Seven courses, taught virtually over three months will cover: Visionary Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurial Spirit, The Executive Leadership Team's role in Philanthropy, Positive Brand Builder, Strategic Collaboration, Succession Planning, Inspirational Motivation - all taught by nationally recognized nonprofit leadership executives, coaches, authors, and search consultants.


Our offer of a discounted fee of $975 ends on August 31st! On September 1st the fee increases to $1,100. Registration closes on September 6, 2022. Seats are limited to the first 25 registrants.

Resources & Virtual Forums

Housing First Webinar Series 

Hosted by NLIHC, NAEH, &CBPP

Join the second call in a new, four-part webinar series hosted by NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on homelessness and Housing First on Monday, August 29, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm ET.


Click here to register for the webinar series


Agenda


  • Homelessness is a Housing Problem
  • Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate, University of Washington College of Built Environments, University of Washington
  • Housing First Success Story: Houston, Texas
  • Ana Rausch, vice president of program operations, and Jessica Preheim, vice president of strategic planning & public affairs, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
  • Housing First Success Story: Ending Homelessness for People with Disabilities
  • Dora Leong Gallo, president and CEO, A Community of Friends
  • Emerging Threats
  • Sarah Owsley, policy and advocacy director, Empower Missouri
  • Local Advocacy
  • Bonnie Harper, HUD grant housing specialist, Partners Behavioral Health Management
  • Michele Knapp, executive director, Diakonos/Fifth Street Ministries
  • Ryan Fehrman, executive director, North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Take Action
  • Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy, NAEH

Webinar: Ending Homelessness

Developing Partnerships Between HUD Continuums of Care and Disability, Aging, and Health Services Providers

Monday, August 29 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET


Through its Continuum of Care (CoC) program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding for efforts by nonprofit organizations, states and tribes, and local governments to quickly re-house people experiencing homelessness.


CoCs bring together community partners that offer a variety of services to individuals and families experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness. The partners vary from community to community, but often include public housing and housing services agencies, health care organizations, providers of mental health services, and community-based organizations that provide supportive services (such as the aging and disability networks).


This webinar will orient participants to CoC structures and cross-sector partnerships that address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Participants also will hear first-hand the benefits of these partnerships, from two community-based organizations, that are members of their local CoCs. 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will include real-time captioning and American Sign Language remote video interpreting. If you need any additional accommodations to participate, or if you have any questions, please send an email to the Housing and Services Resource Center at HSRC@acl.hhs.gov.

Applying for the CoC Program NOFO

Save the Date: “The 2022 CoC Program Competition Prioritizes Racial Equity and LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination: How to Get Started”

Wednesday, August 31 @ 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. EST


In this year’s CoC Program Competition NOFO, CoCs are incentivized to assess their systems and programs for racial disparities, develop strategies to address equity, and improve LGBTQ+ outcomes. Hear from experts in the field about why equity and inclusion are important to ending homelessness. This webinar will also discuss tools and strategies emphasizing Fair Housing to align with some of the priorities in the NOFO.


Click here to register for the CoC Program Competition NOFO Webinar

Self-Directed Services: 

What You Need to Know About the Interactive Map

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 12:00pm ET


Join the next conversation on self-direction from NJDDD.

 

What You Need to Know About the Interactive Map - and How it Can Help

 

You can register here: https://go.rutgers.edu/Self-Direction_9-6-22


Also, learn more from the attached flyer.

The New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair


September 15, 2022 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ET


We are pleased to invite you to join us at the first-ever New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair! This event will showcase work to make the Garden State an even better place for older adults to live, and for all residents to age well.


Don't miss a chance to connect with SHA's own Diane Riley as one of the presenters 


25+ virtual table presentations will provide interactive learning about age-friendly progress at all levels, from local community initiatives to statewide systems planning.

Where?


This event will be held on Zoom. Please register to receive the link.


This event is being organized by the Rutgers School of Social Work, New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, and The Grotta Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey.


Questions: Althea Pestine-Stevens.

Understanding and Using Extreme Risk

Protection Orders to Prevent Firearm Violence and Suicide

September 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

The program will provide attorneys, law enforcement professionals, health care practitioners, behavioral health providers, educators and social service professionals with a framework for understanding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and using them effectively to intervene in preventing firearm violence and suicide. This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute (AGAI) and the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). 

  

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to log in to the program through Zoom. 

 

Please save the link in the confirmation email. You will need it to access the program. If you do not save the link, you will not be able to attend or access the webinar.

Unlearning Ableism:

How to be an Ally with People with Disabilities

Friday, September 30, 2022  l  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  l Webinar


Ableism, or discrimination against people with disabilities, contributes to inequities in our society. In this session, participants will learn to identify ableism and how they can respond in positive, proactive ways to promote inclusion. Research-based findings will be discussed as well as first-hand accounts of ableism and allyship. Together, we'll work towards an inclusive future for all.


Click here to register for the webinar

Save the Date!
2022 Fall Tax Credit Compliance Certification Course and Exam
October 25-28, 2022
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is pleased to sponsor a 4-day Tax Credit Compliance Certification Course and Exam to be held October 25-28, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ.
  
Attendance is strongly suggested for those who are new to the Tax Credit Program and need to meet the Tax Credit Certification requirement per the QAP.

Event Details
  • Compliance Certification Course Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 25 thru Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
  • Compliance Certification Course Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
  • HCCP Exam/Retake Date: Friday., Oct. 28, 2022
  • HCCP Exam/Retake Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton; 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08691

Event Fees
  • Compliance Certification Course ONLY: TBD
  • Compliance Certification Course & HCCP Exam: TBD
  • Compliance Certification Course & HCCP Exam Retake: TBD

Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test will be required from all conference registrants during the conference hours.

Online registration and more information to follow.
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