The SHAre:

January 12, 2023

Volume: 222

In this Week's Edition


News


Governor Murphy Delivers

State Of The State Address

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NJ DCA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Applications Open January 17th

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Enterprise Now Open For Section 4

Capacity Building Grant Applications

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NJCDD RFP On Housing For

People With Complex Needs

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TD Charitable Foundation

To Award $7M To Housing

Non-Profits Helping Renters in Need

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New DMHAS Grants:

Residential Services for Individuals from Nursing Facilities

Recovery Management Check-Up for Individuals

Experiencing Substance Use Challenges 

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Request For Funding Applications Opens For

Services On Overdose And Harm Reduction

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NJHMFA Announces LIHTC

Housing Reservation List

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HUD And VA Allocate $25.4M

To House Veterans

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Public Feedback Needed On

HUD Draft Mortgagee Letter

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Proposed Affirmatively Furthering

Fair Housing Rule Clears OMB And AFFH Data

And Mapping Tool Video Series Now Available

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Recapping Successes And Exploring Future Progress For Employment For People With Disabilities In NJ

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Renter Empowerment And Neighborhood Tools (RENT) Report Shares Path To Housing And Health Equity In NJ

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ANCHOR Tax Relief Deadline

Extended To February 28th

New Eligibility For Homeowners

and Renters in PILOT Housing

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NJCDD Seeking To Hire Cultural Liaisons

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Additional Free COVID-19

At-home Tests Available Online


Resources & Virtual Forums



ACL SAGE Webinar on LGBTQ+

Inclusive Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

January 17, 2023

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NJ DHS Listening Sessions On

New 988 Mobile Crisis Response Teams

January 17 - 24, 2023

Register by January 13, 2023

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FHLBNY Opens Training Sessions On

The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund and the Homebuyer

Dream Program® (HDP)

January 18, 2023 - February 15, 2023

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NJ Division On Civil Rights Webinar

The Law Against Discrimination in Housing

January 19, 2023

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CSH And Capital Impact Partners Virtual Event How Supportive Housing Can Leverage Assisted Living Programs To

Promote Aging In Place

February 28, 2023

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Rutgers School Of Health Professions

CSS Training For Direct Care Staff,

Clinicians, and RNs

February - April 2023

Save the Date

Members can check

for 2023 meeting dates

on the SHA website.


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Next SHA

Members Meeting


February 1, 2023

Annual Meeting

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Next SHA

Developers Meeting


March 13, 2023

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New

Housing

 Available

Point Pleasant

SHA Member Shout Outs

A shout out to Solar Landscape as their completed project in Neptune gets online and is expected to help reduce energy costs for about 1400 households in the area.

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2023

St Peter's Residence

TD Bank

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.
News

Gov. Murphy Delivers 2023 State Of The State Address

Governor Murphy delivered his 2023 State of the State address (transcript available here) in-person on Tuesday this week and spoke to the accomplishments of his administration and state leaders over the preceding year. Of major interest to SHA and our members, the ANCHOR Tax Relief program is providing relief to many homeowners and tenants who are facing rising costs. Additionally, the deadline for filing was extended to February 28th, (see related article in today's SHAre). Other tax credits and tax cuts for middle-class and working families, seniors, and veterans as well as the increase in minimum wage were important financial highlights of the speech. The speech shared an update on a first-in-the-nation program to provide statewide access to Naloxone, (an opioid overdose reversal treatment) which is now available without cost, and anonymously provided from pharmacies across the state.


SHA is grateful for the strides that have been taken in supporting access to housing and services and looks forward to more developments and funding for these vital needs in 2023. New Jersey has seen some great achievements including efforts for affordability, health care, housing, education and jobs as well as addressing challenges like the opioid crisis and mental health funding, such as the Arrive Together program pairing law enforcement with mental health screeners to support individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

NJ DCA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Applications Open January 17th

Please be advised that DCA will be accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Pre-Applications beginning January 17, 2023 at 9 AM EST until Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.


The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) will be accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre­ applications online at: www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559 for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list state-wide. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies to New Jersey residents, so that they can obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Persons applying to the waiting list must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor and meet all applicable federal income and eligibility requirements. A total of 20,000 households will be selected through a random lottery system and be placed on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

Enterprise Announces Open Call For

Section 4 HUD Capacity Building Grant Applications

As part of Enterprise Community Partners' ongoing commitment to community development and the development and preservation of affordable housing in underserved communities, Enterprise is pleased to announce an open call for Section 4 Capacity Building grant funding. Made available through HUD, this Section 4 grant funding will provide community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) with resources to promote organizational stability and increased capacity to carry out community development and affordable housing programs that benefit households with low incomes. Enterprise is now accepting applications from CDC and CHDOs working in urban communities through February 24. Enterprise will release a separate request for proposals for CDCs, CHDOs, Tribes, Tribally designated housing entities, Tribal housing authorities, and Native community development financial institutions working in rural and tribal communities on March 22.

Informational Webinars

Urban Communities

January 18, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

REGISTER

Rural & Tribal Communities

March 29, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

REGISTER

NJCDD Announces Housing Project Funding

For People With Complex Needs

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) announces a funding opportunity of up to $175,000 for one year (excluding federally required matching funds). NJCDD is seeking a qualified entity to develop project(s) designed to expand the capacity of New Jersey’s system of community-based housing and supports to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have complex medical and behavioral needs, including those who are aging. This RFP is issued in accordance with Goal 3, Objective 4 in NJCDDs Five Year State Plan for 2022-2026.


NJCDD is seeking applicants to propose projects, which may include but are not limited to information and education, training and technical assistance, events, tools, and other strategies designed to expand capacity across New Jersey’s community-based housing system, from self-directed services to more traditional, provider-managed services to better serve people with I/DD who have complex medical and behavioral needs, including those who are aging.

An important note:

This RFP is NOT seeking a demonstration project or pilot to establish housing or housing supports. As such, proposal for funding ‘bricks and mortar’ projects, ramps, technology or other such demonstration projects cannot be scored or considered.


Who should apply?

Families, providers, policy makers, and those with a commitment to expanding community-based housing for people with I/DD with high and complex support needs are encouraged to apply.


In order to be considered, applicants must submit full project proposals to NJCDD within 50 days of this announcement (please see the timeline outlined below). Applicants are required to complete NJCDD’s FY2023 Grant Proposal Form, Budget, and Budget Narrative. These documents are available at www.njcdd.org/applying-for-a-grant/.

Prospective applicants for NJCDD funding are strongly encouraged to review the Council’s Effective Grant Writing Guide and NJCDD Grant Budget Instructions, also available at www.njcdd.org/applying-for-a-grant/. These documents will help applicants ensure that proposals comply with established guidelines.


The selected applicant is required to complete state and federal assurances. They are not required at the time of application.

TD Charitable Foundation Opens Applications For

$7M To Housing Non-Profits Helping Renters in Need

CHERRY HILL, NJ, January 10, 2023 – TD Charitable Foundation announced the launch of its 17th Annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. This year, the competition will focus on organizations delivering rental assistance, rehabilitating affordable housing properties, and building organizational capacity to address resident sustainability for the long-term. The Foundation will award a total of $7 million to 37 non-profit organizations across 17 states and Washington, D.C. Affordable housing is becoming increasingly out of reach, particularly given inflation and rapidly rising rental costs. This is especially true for individuals and families who were already struggling. Housing nonprofits are often left scrambling to meet the growing demand for affordable housing units and emergency rental assistance – all while managing new organizational capacity challenges.


Since its inception in 2005, the Housing for Everyone grant program has awarded more than $42 million to non-profit organizations and helped support over 500 affordable housing initiatives in the US communities TD serves.


Application Details

To be considered for a grant through the Housing for Everyone competition, applicants must be affordable housing providers who are preserving or rehabilitating affordable housing, providing rental assistance funds, and/or seeking to strengthen organizational capacity.


For additional details and to access the 2023 Housing for Everyone grant competition application, please visit: https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/housing-for-everyone


Applications are open until 4:00 p.m. (EST) on February 14, 2023.


Winners will be announced in May 2023.

New DMHAS Grants:

Residential Services for Individuals from Nursing Facilities

Recovery Management Check-Up for Individuals

Experiencing Substance Use Challenges 

Residential Services for Individuals from Nursing Facilities

 

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 residential services for individuals discharged from nursing facilities. The RFP is to develop a Level A+ Residential program for those with a mental health diagnosis, and medical needs. DMHAS anticipates making one award to a vendor to provide services to five (5) individuals. This home will be located in New Jersey, and accept referrals assigned by DMHAS.

 

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding for the deficit funded contract is $377,000.00, subject to State appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making one award to provide services to five (5) individuals. In addition, up to $600,000 in one-time capital funding may be requested for the purchase of a single story home with sufficient bedroom and bathroom accommodations for five (5) individual residents and the requisite staff. Also, up to $100,000 in one-time capital funding may be made available for physical modifications to a home to be purchased or long-term leased, or for physical modifications to a home already owned by the bidder. 

 

Procedure to apply

Effective January 9, 2023 the RFP is available at  https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/grants/ and https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/provider/funding/ 

 

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


Deadline for Proposals:

4:00 p.m. EST on February 7, 2023


Notify Date

March 15, 2023

Recovery Management Check-Up for Individuals Experiencing

Substance Use Challenges 


This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for Recovery Management Check-Up (RMC) for Individuals Experiencing Substance Use Challenges to ensure success of recoveryThis RFP is funded by the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant COVID-19 Supplement and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

Total annualized funding for this RFP is $1,500,000. DMHAS anticipates making up to three (3) regional awards, in an amount up to $500,000 each, with one award for each of the following three (3) regions.

North: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties

Central: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union Counties

South: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties

 

The intent of the RFP is to offer a RMC service for discharged clients to support their independent living and success with recovery. The new proposed program will provide more methods of outreach to clients. These methods will include virtual face-to-face visits, text messaging and chat features, and the opportunity for in-person contacts. This check-up service will help provide local recovery supports, including information about local resources such as self-help meetings, food pantries, and sober houses, if needed. The successful bidder(s) will provide services to clients in each of the counties specified in the region the bidder will serve.

 

No Mandatory Bidders Conference.

 

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on January 17, 2023

 

Intent to Apply / DHS SFTP Login Credentials Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on January 31, 2023

 

Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on February 7, 2023

 

Notify Date – March 3, 2023

Request For Funding Applications Opens For

Services On Overdose And Harm Reduction

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is excited to announce an upcoming grant funding opportunity to support overdose prevention efforts.


Through a competitive Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process, the National Council will select up to 25 community behavioral health organizations, harm reduction organizations and other community-based organizations. Funding will support organizations to implement evidence-based or promising strategies to enhance and expand critical services that reduce the risk of overdose by increasing engagement in evidence-based and innovative harm reduction strategies, linkage to care and peer support services.


Awards will be made in amounts of up to $100,000 for yearlong projects beginning in March 2023. In addition to funding, selected sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities.


Eligible applicants include community-based organizations in the U.S. that provide services within a city or county with a population of 400,000 people or more. Applicants should use the 2020 - 2021 U.S. Census population totals to confirm city or county eligibility.


Click here for the Funding Application

NJHMFA Announces LIHTC Housing Reservation List

In late December, the New Jersey Housing Mortgage & Finance Agency released the 2022 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Reservation List for Family, Senior, Supportive Housing, and Mixed Income Cycles – providing more than $21 million dollars in financing to nineteen projects throughout the state.


SHA is grateful for these important investments including projects from SHA members Bergen County's United Way and The Alpert Group.

HUD And VA Allocate $25.4M To House Veterans

On December 21, HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $25.4 million to 99 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the country via the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program. HUD-VASH helps our nation’s veterans experiencing homelessness and their families find and maintain permanent housing. The program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services from the VA to provide housing coupled with n array of supportive services. This round of allocations will support 2,308 HUD-VASH vouchers, enabling 2,308 veterans experiencing homelessness to find a permanent home. Almost 107,000 HUD-VASH vouchers have been allocated to PHAs since the program’s inception in 2008.

 

Data released by the VA in November 2022 showed that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has declined 11% since 2020, the largest decrease in over five years. The $25.4 million for HUD-VASH will support the VA’s goal of permanently housing 38,000 veterans experiencing homelessness in 2022. New Jersey received The allocation of the awards can be found here

Public Feedback Needed On HUD Draft Mortgagee Letter

The following notice and invitation for feedback was shared by Justin Scheid, New Jersey Field Office Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


As HUD and the White House Domestic Policy Council chair the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Interagency Task Force, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is taking multiple actions to enhance information, process, and documentation requirements related to advancing equity in the home appraisal process.

 

HUD’s New Jersey field office would like to highlight that FHA recently posted a draft Mortgagee Letter (Draft ML). The Draft ML, Borrower Request for Review of Appraisal Results, is posted on FHA’s Single Family Housing Drafting Table for public feedback.

 

The Draft ML proposes:

  • guidance that would improve the process when prospective borrowers applying for FHA-insured Title II forward or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) request a Reconsideration of Value (ROV) on a property if the initial valuation is lower than expected, there is an indication of bias, Fair Housing regulations have been violated, or unlawful discrimination has been identified.; and
  • updated appraisal review standards intended to provide lenders and appraisers with clear guidance regarding the quality of an appraisal report and the ROV process and responsibilities.

 

Instructions for viewing the Draft ML and providing feedback are available on the Drafting Table. HUD encourages interested stakeholders to thoroughly review the content of the Draft ML and use the Feedback Response Worksheet to provide feedback through February 2, 2023.

As a reminder, this Draft ML is not official departmental policy and may not be used in connection with any FHA-insured mortgages until finalized. FHA’s existing policies remain in effect until amended.

Proposed Affirmatively Furthering

Fair Housing Rule Clears OMB

New AFFH Data Tool Video Series Now Available

A proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule providing “a more effective means to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the ‘Fair Housing Act” was cleared by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 27, 2022. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) will next submit the proposed rule for publication in the Federal Register, initiating a 60-day public comment period. NLIHC will notify advocates when the proposed rule is published and will analyze and summarize the rule, providing guidance regarding the submission of comments.


Relatedly, FHEO announced on December 23, 2022, that it had posted a video series providing guidance regarding how to use its AFFH Data and Mapping Tool (AFFH-T), along with other local data sources, to analyze local conditions as part of a fair housing analysis and planning process. The three-part video series includes “Introduction to the AFFH-T,” “How to Use the AFFH-T for Fair Housing Planning,” and “How to Find and Use Local Data in Fair Housing Planning.” States, cities, and counties that are required to submit a Consolidated Plan, as well as public housing agencies (PHAs), are still required to undertake a fair housing planning process of their own design in order to comply with their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. The AFFH-T video series is thus likely to be very helpful.

Recapping Successes And Exploring Future Progress For Employment For People With Disabilities In NJ

Jesse Schwartzman, Advocacy and Outreach Assistant at the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) and a member of SHA’s ICAP Leadership Team shared his perspective on the 2022 law to create a Model Employer of People with Disabilities program in NJ. The program’s goal is to provide more employment and advancement opportunities for people with significant disabilities who have been underrepresented in state government. Jesse’s report “Recap of the Year and Look Into the Future” for NJCDD highlighted the program as one policy accomplishment along with areas for future progress in the Garden State. 

 

The new program can serve as a model for municipalities engaged in the work of SHA's Integrated Community Assessment Project (ICAP) who would like to expand employment opportunities. Through ICAP, individuals with a variety of barriers and disabilities shared with us that people with disabilities are not truly represented in local government.  One of the ways to elevate the visibility of individuals with disabilities is to provide meaningful employment and volunteer opportunities for everyone. Their voices echoed what Schwartzman discussed and though long overdue the legislation has the potential to improve lives within the disability community.

Renter Empowerment And Neighborhood Tools (RENT) Report Shares Path To Housing And Health Equity In NJ

Renter Empowerment and Neighborhood Tools (RENT) for Health Equity released a guide to increasing the opportunity for everyone in New Jersey to live their healthiest life in a safe, affordable residence of their choosing. To help inform efforts to support the well-being of lower-income New Jersey renters, the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (HCDNNJ), Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), and directly-affected renters themselves, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, collaborated with Regional Plan Association to highlight inequality and affordability challenges for renters in Atlantic City, Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, Paterson,

Perth Amboy and Trenton.


The problems are greatest for those whose income is the lowest.


The National Low Income Housing Coalition estimates that New Jersey has a shortage of over 200,000 homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters -- households in the lowest 30% of the area’s median income (or under about $32,000 a year), compared to nearly 100% availability for those at the top income level. There are only 31 homes available and affordable for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. This group is highly diverse: Over a third are seniors, over a third work, and 15% are disabled

ANCHOR Tax Relief Deadline Extended To February 28th

New Eligibility For Homeowners and Renters in PILOT Housing

Attention ANCHOR Applicants


The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is January 31, 2023.


Important Update: The extension now includes a provision allowing homeowners or tenants living in units which make Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to be eligible for this program. This could potentially benefit many seniors or people with disabilities. More details will follow and we will update you as we know more.


ANCHOR benefits will roll out in the late Spring of 2023. ANCHOR payments will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills. Homeowners who filed a homestead benefit application last year may be able to obtain their ID and PIN numbers online. Tenants do not need an ID or PIN number to file. Visit the Division’s ANCHOR page for all filing information. Due to high call volume, the ANCHOR and Homestead Benefit Hotline may be unable to take your call at certain times. If that occurs, please try your call at another time. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

More than three million residents are eligible for up to $1,500 in property tax relief under the ANCHOR program.


To be eligible for this year's benefit, you must have occupied your primary residence on October 1st, 2019. The deadline for filing is now January 31st, 2023. ANCHOR replaces the Homestead Benefit program.

Homeowners


You are considered a homeowner if, on October 1, 2019, you:


  • Owned a house,
  • Owned a condominium and paid property taxes on your unit;
  • Were a resident shareholder of a cooperative housing complex;
  • Were a resident of a continuing care retirement community and your continuing care contract requires you to pay the proportionate share of property taxes attributable to your unit.


You may not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes.

Tenants


You are considered a tenant if, on October 1, 2019, you:


  • Rented an apartment, condominium, or house;
  • Rented or owned a mobile home located in a mobile home park.


You may not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.

Additional Free COVID-19 At-home Tests Available Online

The White House has announced a new limited round of free at-home COVID-19 tests for the winter. Households can now order either standard at-home tests or tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Shipping is free.


Older adults and people with disabilities who need support ordering the free at-home tests can contact the Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116) or the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL, 888-677-1199). Staff are available to assist you from 8 AM to 9 PM ET Monday through Friday. They can help you learn more about testing options, including by connecting you to accessible instructions and helping with test administration.

NJCDD Seeking To Hire Cultural Liaisons

NJCDD is seeking Cultural Liaisons who can make connections in the following counties:



Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Union, Cumberland, Middlesex, and Somerset

The NJCDD defines a Cultural Liaison as an individual from a diverse background within the I/DD community who utilizes their own network of community contacts and resources such as family/friends, religious institutions/ faith-based places of worship, school/college/trade school, employment/volunteer, memberships/associations, and leagues/clubs AND connects their network to the NJCDD and other resources for information related to disability services and supports.


Job duties/responsibilities:

  • Helps link individuals and families with supportive resources and services through the NJCDD and DD Act Partners
  • Supports individuals and families in the community by sharing information and identify linkages using lived experiences
  • Assists the NJCDD in connecting with diverse communities and stakeholders and helps identify any barriers in accessing these communities and/or the needed services or information
  • Shares knowledge of positive as well as negative experiences in connections with NJCDD and/or accessing or receiving services


Cultural Liaisons will coordinate outreach with NJCDD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant and complete Activity Reports that track results. Please apply by completing the short survey application here.


NJCDD will contact candidates after completion of the survey application. There are a limited number of Cultural Liaison positions available at this time. NJCDD will compensate candidates at $22.00/hour and reimbursement for authorized travel reimbursement at the State of NJ approved mileage rate, currently .47 cents a mile.

Resources & Virtual Forums

ACL SAGE Webinar on LGBTQ+

Inclusive Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

January 17, 2023 | 3-4:15 PM ET


 Register for the webinar


Join the SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, one of the ACL-funded national Minority Aging Technical Assistance and Resource Centers, for their webinar, "Planning to Action: Highlights from LGBTQ+ Inclusive Area Agencies on Aging."


Participants will hear a discussion panel and Q&A on LGBTQ+ aging, successful planning strategies, and actions AAAs can take to create welcoming and inclusive aging services. The webinar will feature speakers from ACL, AgeOptions, Aging Ahead, Centralina AAA, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, and SAGE.


Live captioning will be provided. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the webinar by sending an email to swayland@sageusa.org.


Additionally, contact swayland@sageusa.org with any questions.

NJ DHS Listening Sessions On

New 988 Mobile Crisis Response Teams

The Division of Human Services (DHS) is hosting two public listening sessions to hear constituent input on the new 988 mobile crisis response teams.

 

DHS and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) are working to create these new teams that will respond to suicidal, mental health and substance use crisis situations across the state. $16 million in funding for mobile crisis response teams was made available in the SFY2023 budget.

 

These listening sessions are required by the 988 law signed by Governor Murphy in June 2022.

 

Event: 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions – In-Person

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Middlesex County Fire Academy - 1001 Fire Academy Drive Sayreville, NJ 08872

 

Event: 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions – Virtual

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Zoom Webinar – Link to be provided by DMHAS

Email humanservices@dhs.nj.gov to register with subject

"Virtual 988 Public Listening Session"


Event: 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions – In-Person

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | Beginning at 1:00 PM

Civic Hall at Camden County College 200 College Drive, Blackwood

 

New Jerseyans can offer verbal testimony on new 988 mobile crisis response teams. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, limit testimony to no more than 3 minutes. Email humanservices@dhs.nj.gov to register. Include name, phone number and organization. Sign language and captioning available. Please note any other accommodations needed. 


Registration Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023

FHLBNY Opens Training Sessions On

The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund

and the Homebuyer Dream Program® (HDP)

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is pleased to announce the publication of its 2023 Targeted Community Lending Plan and the Affordable Housing Program Implementation Plan. These documents describe the credit and affordable housing needs in the FHLBNY’s district and the specific criteria for the core Community Investment programs offered through FHLBNY’s members for 2023, respectively. Both are now available on the FHLBNY’s website at http://www.fhlbny.com/community.

 

FHLBNY will hold training sessions on the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund and the Homebuyer Dream Program® (HDP) beginning in January 2023 with the Community Investment (CI) Programs webinar. The CI Programs webinar is designed to provide our member institutions and valued housing partners with an overview of FHLBNY’s CI products as well as provide pertinent updates and deadlines for 2023. The AHP General Fund supports the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing through an annual, competitive round. In its 2022 round, the FHLBNY awarded AHP funds to 30 projects, encompassing 1,732 units, for a total of $25.3 million. 

 

Training for both the AHP and the HDP will occur on the following dates: 

 

CI Programs Webinar

·         Wednesday January 18, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM


Affordable Housing Program General Fund Training Session

·         Tuesday February 7, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Virtual Event (All Regions)

·         Thursday February 9, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Virtual Event (All Regions)

·         Wednesday February 15, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Virtual Event (All Regions)

Homebuyer Dream Program Training Sessions

·        Tuesday February 7, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Virtual Event (All Regions)

·         Thursday February 9, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Virtual Event (All Regions)

·         Wednesday February 15, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Virtual Event (All Regions)


Please join us and learn how we can assist you in financing your next housing initiative by clicking the link above to register for the session you wish to attend. If you have questions regarding the upcoming training sessions, please email ahp@fhlbny.com or hdp@fhlbny.com.

 

Lastly, members can contact their Relationship Manager at 212-441-6700 to schedule an individual session on the FHLBNY’s suite of Community Investment programs and products.

NJ Division On Civil Rights Webinar

The Law Against Discrimination in Housing

January 19, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 11:30AM


All New Jersey residents and those seeking housing have the right to an experience that is free from discrimination. This training will provide an overview of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and review housing protections under the LAD. Through case studies and other interactive exercises, participants will examine topics including source of lawful income discrimination, steering, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodations, and service and support animals.


NOTE: This training provides a broad overview of housing protections under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. For an in-depth exploration of how criminal history may be considered during the housing application process, sign up for our training, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Fair Chance in Housing Act.


Click here to register for this training webinar

Rutgers School Of Health Professions

CSS Training For Direct Care Staff, Clinicians, and RNs

We are opening registration for the Spring 2023 CSS 9-Week training series. This training is for CSS direct care staff, clinicians, and RNs who have never taken the 9-week CSS training through the Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP).  

 

The series will be preceded by our CSS Orientation Modules, now available on our online (Canvas) learning platform. They provide an overview of CSS admissions and documentation processes, CSS services, and the golden thread of documentation.  These modules are prerequisites for the training series and must be completed before starting the training in February 2023. If you have taken these modules previously, you will not need to retake them. 

 

The series itself will be remote and will begin the week of February 6th, 2023. It will be a blend of synchronous Zoom meetings and asynchronous (independent) learning activities. 

 

Please register here for the Spring training series in one of the three training groups*:  

  • Tuesdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm from 2/7/2023-4/4/2023 
  • Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 pm from 2/8/2023-4/5/2023 
  • Thursdays 10:30 am-1:30 pm from 2/9/2023-4/6/2023 

After registering, you receive an email from Debbie Rich with instructions on setting up a Canvas account and completing the prerequisite modules. Again, you can register for the upcoming training series hereRegistration for the Spring training will close on Monday, January 30th, 2023.


*Please Note*: You do not need to retake these modules if you have previously completed them. Please reach out to the instructors to notify them if and when you previously completed the modules. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the CSS Orientation modules or Canvas, please contact Emilie Banz or Earle Leitch

CSH & Capital Impact Partners

Survey And Virtual Event

How Supportive Housing Can Leverage

Assisted Living Programs To Promote Aging In Place

February 28, 2023 | 10:00AM ET


CSH and Capital Impact Partners are seeking input from the supportive housing field around the needs of aging clients, challenges when serving the aging population, and difficulties faced in retaining older adults in housing. During this brainstorming session, they will discuss methods in which the supportive housing field can better collaborate with assisted living programs (ALPs), to promote aging in place.



If you are a New Jersey supportive housing developer, service provider, or property manager, join a virtual brainstorming session to share your input and expertise.


Before the event, please fill out our survey to help prepare for the virtual brainstorming session and discussion.


After completing the survey, register for the event here.


This virtual event is hosted in partnership with Capital Impact Partners.

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