The SHAre:

May 19, 2023

Volume: 240

In this Week's Edition


News


SHA's Affordable Housing

Data Project Goes Live

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HUD Publishes New Green and Resilient

Retrofit Program Funding Opportunities

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NAEH Report: State of Homelessness 2023

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DMHAS Grant Funding:

Independent Peer Review (IPR)

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Gov. Murphy Signs Law

Making Mental Health Services

More Accessible in Homeless Shelters

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Bergen County Celebrates

Ribbon Cutting on Housing for Seniors

and Individuals with Special Needs

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DHS Office of Program Integrity

and Accountability Bulletin

Employee On-Boarding Extension

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New Jersey Partners in Policymaking 2023-2024

Hybrid Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2023


Resources & Events


HSRC Webinar Materials Now Available

Solving for Homelessness

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Division of Mental Health

and Addiction Services Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series

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New Jersey Opioid Recovery

and Remediation Fund

Advisory Council Listening Sessions

May – July 2023

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Rutgers School of Health Professions

Offering Two Workshops for CSS Staff

June 6th and June 7th

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AHA Homeownership and Preservation Day

June 10th

Housing Available

Cresskill

Includes special needs and non special needs housing

Click here for full details on Cresskill Housing

Apply by June 2nd

Save the Date

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Next SHA

Members Meeting


June 7, 2023

In-Person, Trenton


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Next SHA

Developers Meeting


July 10, 2023

Virtual


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Join HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase! The Showcase is a three-day HUD event on June 9-11, 2023, on the National Mall between 4th St and 7th St. The event will be open to the public and free of charge.

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LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware

Annual Meeting + Expo

June 20-22, 2023

Atlantic City

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Save the Date


NJ Governors Conference


September 28-29 2023


Registration Opens Soon

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Save the Date!


SHA's 25th Annual Conference


November 3, 2023

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Manalapan

Apply by June 12th


Maplewood

Apply by June 12th


Freehold

Apply by June 13th


Lacey

Apply by June 14th

Franklin

Apply by June 15th


Teaneck

Apply by June 27th


Montvale

Apply by July 5th


Monroe

Apply by July 6th


SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2023

Dimension Renewable Energy

HABcore

Giant Development

& Contracting

Housing Authority

Of Gloucester County

iStrive Community

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Rappaport Development

St Peter's Residence

TaUrt's Village

TD Bank

Woods Services

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

SHA's Affordable Housing Data Project Goes Live

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ: This week SHA released the first round of collected data as part of our Affordable Housing Data Project. This new resource on SHA’s website will enable developers and those working on creating affordable and supportive housing to learn about funds available for development based on the most recent reports submitted by municipalities across the state. SHA has worked with Fair Share Housing Center to collect the data and plans to update the list as more reports become available. SHA also gratefully acknowledges the support of Valley BankM&T Bank, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York for making this project possible.


For ease of use, the simple data table is sortable by county, municipality, and includes a search function. In addition to navigating the information on the website, visitors may download copies of the data in a variety of formats including creating a PDF. The table guides readers to the municipality and information including initial funding, expenditures, and remaining balance for the latest report year.

 

“We live in the most densely populated state in the country,” said Diane Riley, SHA Executive Director. “Having access to meaningful data on available funds is a vital part of knowing how we can address the ongoing need for housing in New Jersey. We are grateful for the support we’ve received from Valley Bank, M&T Bank, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York that sustains this project. We hope this resource helps empower housing development in our continuing mission for affordable and supportive housing for all.”

 

For more information about the Affordable Housing Data Project, visit www.shanj.org.

HUD Publishes New Green and Resilient

Retrofit Program Funding Opportunities

HUD announced the availability of landmark funding to support green and resilient retrofits of properties participating in Multifamily Assisted Housing programs. HUD published three Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP), along with implementation guidance in Housing Notice H 2023-05. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provided HUD with $837.5 million in grant funding and $4 billion in loan authority for this new program. The bill also included $42.5 million for a new HUD initiative which will launch later this summer to collect and assess energy and water usage data from assisted multifamily housing properties. 

 

This is the first HUD program to simultaneously invest in utility efficiency, renewable energy generation, and climate resilience strategies in HUD Multifamily Assisted Housing. Building owners will be able to invest in technologies such as solar panels, heat pumps, wind-resistant roofing, and other measures that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make properties healthier and safer for residents in the face of more severe weather and a changing climate. The program’s NOFOs and Housing Notice detail the multiple grant and loan funding options building owners can apply for, which are designed to meet the needs of applicants with varying levels of expertise with green retrofits. If you are an owner who receives HUD assistance through Sections 202, 811, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, or certain other small programs, you may be eligible for a grant or loan award under one of three cohorts: 

 

  • Elements Awards targets properties that are already advanced in a rehabilitation transaction and need gap financing to fund specific utility-efficient or resilient elements. 
  • Leading Edge Awards target properties that are in early stages of recapitalization planning. These awards fund projects that will achieve a high-level third-party green certification, such as Phius ZERO REVIVE.  
  • Comprehensive Awards will target properties with high needs where HUD-procured Multifamily Assessment Contractors will support owners by commissioning third-party reports and assessments to develop a scope of work. The resulting plan will include whole-building retrofits to incorporate green retrofit and resilient design elements.   

 

Find out which cohort is right for you and access resources including pre-recorded training, fact sheets, application forms, and upcoming events. The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs will also be holding GRRP office hours to answer your questions. 



Join HUD for a live webinar on the full scope of GRRP

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 2:00 PM EST.  Register here. 

 

Ask us your questions directly during our GRRP Office hours!

Every Wednesday, May 24 through June 28, 2023 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Join us here: https://zoom.us/j/99199273258 (No registration is necessary)


NAEH Report: State of Homelessness 2023

The NAEH has released the State of Homelessness: 2023 Edition using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide an overview of the scope of homelessness in the U.S. on a given night in 2022, and illustrate emerging trends. The new report provides an overview of homelessness and analyzes trends based on subpopulation, shelter status, state, and Continuum of Care.


Key facts and data points include:

  • Homelessness has been on the rise since 2015, experiencing an overall increase of 3 percent.
  • In 2022, counts of individuals (421,392 people) and chronically homeless individuals (127,768) reached record highs in the history of data collection.
  • Unsheltered rates are also trending upward, impacting most racial, ethnic, and gender subgroups.
  • Homeless services systems continued to expand the availability of both temporary and permanent beds in 2022, but these resources still fall short of reaching everyone in need.
  • Homelessness rose by a modest 0.3 percent from 2020 to 2022, a period marked by both pandemic-related economic disruptions and robust investments of federal resources into human services.


In New Jersey, roughly about 10 out of every 10,000 residents is homeless and trends have shown a reduction between 2007 and 2022 of homeless individuals and families. Yet, the needs for housing are ever present and more data on how New Jersey is supporting communities in need can be accessed here.

DMHAS Grant Funding: Independent Peer Review (IPR)

Synopsis: DMHAS seeks up to three (3) qualified individuals to complete separate IPRs of substance use treatment facilities, to be selected by DMHAS, in the North, South and Central regions of the State. Applicants must have a master’s degree or doctoral degree and be an active Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (“LCADC”) with at least three (3) years of experience as a clinical supervisor of Long Term and Short Term Residential Programs in substance use treatment facilities. Applicants must be willing to travel to assigned facilities for one (1) to three (3) days of peer review of clinical services or conduct the reviews remotely with support provided by the DMHAS. At the conclusion of each review, a full report must be submitted to DMHAS within ten (10) business days. 

 

Amount of Funding Available is a flat fee: Up to three (3) reviewers will be selected, each qualifying for $700 per day with a $2,100 maximum per review. The total maximum expense for these professional services contracts for all reviewers will not exceed $6,300 combined. 

 

Application Package Deadline: To apply, applicants must upload completed original application package to the DHS Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) site by 4:00 p.m. ET on June 13, 2023.


Additionally, applicants must request login credentials by emailing SUD.upload@dhs.nj.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on June 6, 2023, in order to receive unique login credentials for the Independent Peer Review to upload your application package to the SFTP site. Email requests for login credentials must include the following: Independent Peer Review, individual’s first name, last name, and email address. 

 

Notification Date: All applicants will be notified in writing of their status by June 27, 2023.


Click here for the NOFA

Gov. Murphy Signs Law Making Mental Health Services

More Accessible in Homeless Shelters

TRENTON – As part of ongoing efforts to address the mental health needs of New Jersey residents, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill (A-4755) to permit mental and behavioral health care providers to operate within emergency shelters that serve people experiencing homelessness.  


Under the new law, licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage/family therapists, substance use disorder treatment providers and other practitioners otherwise authorized to provide mental or behavioral health care are allowed to provide services to individuals in these settings on a part-time or full-time basis, in addition to emergency circumstances.


Behavioral health care services in emergency shelters would not be mandatory, but, if made available, must be made available to any resident in the shelter in need of these services. The services must also be provided at a location within the shelter that offers privacy for the residents receiving this care.


Sponsors of the bill include Senator Renee Burgess and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, as well as Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly members Bill Moen and Shanique Speight.

Bergen County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on Housing

for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs

On a bright, spring Monday this week, many gathered to celebrate the opening of The Residences at Upper Saddle River. What might seem like an ordinary event was in fact something truly extraordinary. Following the story from inception to celebration had more twists and turns than any popular media today, and yet the commitment from all levels would not give up over the eight years needed for completion.


What makes this story so important to our members and readers in the SHA community is that this is an example of the efforts made in creating the comfortable and accessible homes many vulnerable communities need. While not all construction challenges are on the scale seen from Covid-19, the successes are won through dedicated resolve and so many people working behind the scenes to make housing like this a reality.

SHA warmly congratulates our members including Bergen County and Monarch Housing Associates in their roles creating this new housing. This major accomplishment shows what possibilities can be realized and how much we must keep sustaining our mission so that affordable, accessible, and supportive housing can empower fulfilling lives for everyone in our state.

DHS Office of Program Integrity and

Accountability Bulletin Employee On-Boarding Extension

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Program Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) will provide expedited approval of emergency hiring requests until further notice.

 

Read the full bulletin here:

OPIA Bulletin 5.15.23 Employee Onboarding.pdf (state.nj.us)

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking 2023-2024

Hybrid Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2023

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over age 21) and family members of young children and transition age youth available through collaboration between The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights New Jersey. The goal of this program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state.


The 2023-2024 Partners in Policymaking sessions are currently scheduled to take place using a hybrid model which combines in-person and virtual learning. A fully virtual option for those that are immunocompromised or have an immunocompromised family member that prevents in-person participation will be made available.



New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is committed to building a diverse group of participants that is reflective of the needs, geography, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds of New Jersey. The Partners program is now accepting applications from people with developmental disabilities and family members for the class of 2023-2024.


Download the application to learn more about the program and apply


Applications must be received by June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 31, 2023.


Visit the NJ Partners in Policymaking page on The Boggs Center's website for additional information.

Resources & Virtual Forums

HSRC Webinar Materials Now Available

Solving for Homelessness

A recording, transcript, and handouts are now available for "Solving for Homelessness among Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Other Populations." This HSRC case study webinar featured a model collaboration in a county with high rates of homelessness. Together, the regional task force on homelessness (which serves as the Continuum of Care); the county government division on aging and independence services and divisions on health; and other community-based organizations developed a coordinated approach to reducing homelessness among a population that each had been separately serving.


Please stay tuned for an announcement of our June webinar, which will also be on homelessness. 


Ready to find partners, get data, and discover models? Check out the HSRC’s resources for action:

  • Directories (Aging, disability, and health and housing entities)
  • Tools (Data, funding and programs, toolkits, and tools)
  • Homelessness (Core knowledge and solutions)
  • What’s New (Events and technical assistance resources)

We also welcome your ideas and questions via email to hsrc@acl.hhs.gov. Please also share what partnerships you have created by applying what you learned in a prior HSRC webinar or other event.

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Launched in partnership between the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Development, the Housing and Services Resource Center fosters cross-sector partnerships between the organizations and systems that provide housing resources and homelessness services, health care and mental health services, independent living services, and other supportive services. The HSRC is part of an interagency initiative to streamline and expand access to affordable, accessible housing and the critical services that make community living possible.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series

Explore the following webinar series from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services during the month of May.

A Journey to Wellness: Creating Patterns to Fuel Healthy Habits

Wednesday May 24th at 12:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Peggy Swarbrick

Register Here


Review the Journey to Wellness Guide by Dr. Peggy Swarbrick


Preventing Suicide: Knowing the Signs, Symptoms, and When to Ask for Help

Wednesday May 31st at 11:00 AM

Presented by Dr. Stephanie Marcello

Register Here

New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund

Advisory Council Listening Sessions

In addition to the input already received through the online portal, the New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council is holding listening sessions to gather public input on distributing opioid settlement funds.

 

New Jersey will receive at least $641 million over 18 years as part of a federal opioid settlement. The state will receive half of the funding, and the other half will be provided to participating county and local governments.

 

Register to testify here: https://bit.ly/3oloFUD

 

MONDAY, MAY 22 (1 – 3 P.M.)

Central Jersey

Mercer County Community College

Roma Bank Auditorium

Conference Center

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

 

MONDAY, JUNE 12 (10 A.M. – NOON)

South Jersey

Camden County College (Blackwood)

CIM Auditorium

200 College Road, Blackwood

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 (11 A.M. – 1 P.M.)

North Jersey

Essex County College

Clara E. Dasher Student Center

303 University Avenue, Newark

 

THURSDAY, JULY 20 (11 A.M. – 1 P.M.)

Virtual: Link will be sent after registering

Rutgers School of Health Professions

Offering Two Workshops for CSS Staff

June 6th and June 7th

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering a Knowledge, Skills, and Resources (KSR) Development Workshop to any CSS staff who participates in the development of the IRP. Participants will meet with SHP CSS staff (Crystal, Emilie, and Earle) and other CSS staff to review a KSR for a CSS consumer and exchange constructive feedback during the workshop.

 

This 2.5-hour workshop is intended to support CSS staff in the use of the KSR form and to enable direct-care staff to meaningfully contribute to the IRP development process. The workshop is interactive, and participants must bring a de-identified KSR form they have previously completed with a CSS consumer. We suggest bringing a KSR for a CSS consumer who has an IRP that is due in the next few months.

 

This is an interactive and practice-based workshop that requires participants to submit a de-identified KSR form and provide feedback to others. Participants will work in small groups led by SHP CSS staff. Each participant will present their previously completed KSR, ask questions, and receive feedback and suggestions from their group. CSS programs should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff.

 

The CSS KSR Development Workshop will be remote and held live via Zoom on Tuesday, June 6th, from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm.

 

Space is limited, so staff should register as soon as possible.

 

Registration information must be for the staff attending the training.

 

Register for the CSS KSR Development Workshop

 

If you have any questions regarding the CSS KSR Development Workshop, please contact CrystalEarle, or Emilie.

The Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) is offering an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) Development Workshop to CSS staff who develop and complete IRPs (e.g., licensed staff and RNs). Participants will meet with SHP CSS staff (Crystal, Emilie, and Earle) to review the presented plans and offer feedback during the workshop. Participants will meet with SHP CSS staff (Crystal, Emilie, and Earle) and colleagues to request and receive feedback on presented IRPs during the workshop.

 

This 2.5-hour workshop is meant for CSS staff who develop and submit plans to the IME. By June 5th participants must submit a de-identified IRP they have authored to CSS Staff: Emilie (emilie.banz@rutgers.edu), Earle (earle.leitch@rutgers.edu), or Crystal (crystal.socha@rutgers.edu). We cannot review or give feedback on an IRP authored by another clinician. We recommend presenting an IRP that is in development or was previously submitted to the IME and critiqued but not put on hold.

 

This workshop is interactive and will be entirely practice-based, and participants must be willing to present a de-identified plan and provide feedback to others. Participants will work in small groups led by SHP CSS staff. Each participant will present their plan, ask questions, and receive feedback and suggestions from those in their group. CSS programs should limit registration to 1 to 2 staff.

 

The CSS IRP Development Workshop will be remote and held live via Zoom on Wednesday, June 7th, from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm.

 

Space is limited, so licensed staff and RNs should register as soon as possible.

 

Registration information must be for the staff attending the training.

 

Register for the CSS IRP Development Workshop

 

If you have any questions regarding the CSS IRP Development Workshop, please contact CrystalEarle, or Emilie.

AHA Homeownership and Preservation Day - June 10th

Join AHA and their community partners on Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM -1 PM outside of their Eatontown office located at 59 Broad St, Eatontown, NJ 07724 for a day of free presentations, resources, and community engagement! 

Homeownership Promotion 


• Realtors, Lenders, and Down Payment Assistance

• First Time Home Buyer, Manufactured Home Buying, and After Purchase Counseling

• Home Buying and Financial Presentations

Home Preservation


  • Sustainability Counseling
  1. Reverse Mortgage
  2. Foreclosure Intervention
  • Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs
  • Post-Purchase Education
  • And So Much More!




Learn more at https://housingall.org/

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