The SHAre:

October 20, 2022

Volume: 211

In this Week's Edition


NJ DCA Landlord Promotes

New Incentive Program



New Data Available From The National

Housing Preservation Database (NHPD)


New Report On Leveraging

State Resources For Affordable Housing 


DMHAS Initiates COVID-19

Reimbursement Program


NJ DCA Announces New Grant

Rural/Suburban Outreach & Engagement – FY23


HUD Offers Guidance On Climate and Housing


Important Dates Voting Reminder


ANCHOR Tax Relief

Deadline To Apply Dec. 30th

Resources & Virtual Forums

Webinar Series

Housing For People

Impacted By The Justice System

October 26, 2022


NJ Veteran’s Housing Symposium

November 3, 2022


Integrated Dataset on

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

November 7, 2022


Inclusion Of People With

Multiple Disabilities And Chronic Illnesses From An Intersectional Perspective

November 10, 2022

Save the Date

24th Annual Supportive

Housing Conference

November 4, 2022

Click here to register for the conference


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

November 14, 2022



Next SHA

Members Meeting

Will resume in 2023


New Housing Available


New Jobs Available 

DCM Associates is helping Family Support Organization of Bergen County, recruit an Executive Director to further its mission to foster a family-friendly environment that promotes mutual support, education and sharing.

If you would like to express your interest in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jim McGuirk, Managing Director, Northeast Regional Office at If you would like to discuss the opportunity further or would like to recommend a candidate, please contact Dennis C. Miller, Founder & Chairman at

Click here to view the Executive Director candidate profile

24th Annual Supportive
Housing Conference

Friday, November 4, 2022

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

New Registration Rates

SHA Members: $165

Non-Members: $200

Family (Non-professionals) / *Students: $110

*Limited scholarships available

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SHA Member Shout Outs!

Special congratulations to SHA member Bergen County’s United Way/Madeline Housing Partners, LLC, as they prepare for the groundbreaking of the new South Orange Commons.

SHA Welcomes New & Returning
Members In 2022

Boggs Center on

Developmental Disabilities

Building Communities

Capital Impact Partners

CGL Associates

Community Care Rx

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Leading Age NJ & DE

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.

NJ DCA Landlord Promotes New Incentive Program

The Department of Community Affairs is looking for landlords with apartments that can help house our homeless families with DCA rental vouchers.

Help people in your community that may be struggling during the pandemic secure safe, sanitary, and decent housing.

Who is looking for housing?

Voucher holders include:

• Single individuals and families

• Veterans

• Survivors of domestic violence

• People with disabilities

• People in every county in NJ

DCA is  offering:

• Guaranteed monthly payments from DCA

• Higher rents as of October 1, 2022

• $2,000 incentive payment to landlords when a

qualifying family successfully leases up

• $1,000 payment to landlords for repairs to help get

apartments in move-in condition

• Dedicated DCA staff to help you through the process

PAHRC & NLIHC Share New Data Available From

The National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD)

The National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD) was created by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in 2011 in an effort to provide communities with the information they need to effectively preserve their stock of public and affordable housing. The database provides over 5,000 users access to de-duplicated information on federally assisted housing inventory across the US at no cost.

The National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD) has been updated with new data for properties assisted by LIHTC, Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance, Section 515, Section 514, Section 202 direct loans, public housing, and HOME assistance.

Log in to the NHPD to start using these data today.

Interested in learning more about the NHPD? Sign up for a webinar, Using the National Housing Preservation Database, on Wednesday, November 2 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Check out these additional resources

For questions, contact Kelly McElwain at or 203-649-6559.

New Report On Leveraging

State Resources For Affordable Housing 

Earlier this month, FSHC released a new report, Untapped Resources: How New Jersey Can Leverage State Financing and Land for Affordable Housing. The report makes the connection between residential segregation and public health, and proposes solutions for how New Jersey can leverage an existing law to accelerate the development of affordable housing in the state.

DMHAS Initiates COVID-19 Reimbursement Program

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is initiating the

MH- COVID-19 reimbursement program for contracted, community-based, non-profit Mental Health providers for eligible pandemic-related expenses. Expenses incurred between October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2023 will be eligible for this program. Eligible expenses (described below) must be documented as new costs incurred during this time period and not already reimbursed through DMHAS contracts or any other federal, state or countyrelief program.

All claims will require supporting documentation to be reviewed by DMHAS Fiscal staff

prior to payment. Further, all claims will be subject to audit and any payments issued that

are ultimately deemed to be improper based on a further review of documentation will be



The following expenditures qualify for reimbursement for COVID-related expenses:

1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

2. Technology for IT infrastructure for new and existing clients by DMHAS

contracted, non-profit providers.

3. Testing Kits and related items

NJ DCA Announces New Grant

Rural/Suburban Outreach & Engagement – FY23

The attached RFP funding opportunity is for community partners in the following counties that would be a good fit to start or enhance their abilities to engage in outreach activities for persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the rural areas of the state. The first tranche of this program will be for $2,000,000.00 ($250,000 for each awardee), with the strong potential for additional expansion (more to come on that).

The deadline for submission for this RFP is 11/28/2022 via DCA SAGE.


A total of eight (8) grantees, serving each county as follows, will be selected:

Burlington | Cape May | Gloucester | Hunterdon

Monmouth | Salem and Cumberland | Sussex | Warren


Technical assistance meetings will be held on: October 31, 2022 9:30 - 11:00 AM and November 9, 2022 9:30 - 11:00 AM.


The link to sign-up for the TA sessions regarding the RFP can be found here.


The link to DCA SAGE for application is here.

HUD Offers Guidance On Climate and Housing

On September 22, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its latest Quarterly Update event, which focused on climate and housing as well as HUD’s role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The speakers and panelists discussed strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change-induced risks, and increase resilience.

Climate and Housing Are Linked

The housing sector in the United States accounts for a significant percentage of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The environmental impact of producing and operating housing depends on the construction materials and methods employed and the energy consumption of the resulting dwelling. The location of new construction also can contribute to climate change, particularly when homes are built in suburban or rural areas that encourage car-dependent lifestyles.

HUD’s Role in Addressing Climate Change

Greene emphasized that HUD has a significant interest in addressing climate change. The 4.5 million public and HUD-assisted housing units produce about 13.6 million tons of carbon emissions annually. HUD also spends billions of dollars to help families recover from climate-induced natural disasters. Craig presented the findings of a recent HUD study that associated natural disasters with an additional $800 million to $2 billion in Federal Housing Administration claims between 2004 and 2019 — an amount that will likely increase as such disasters become more frequent. In recent years, HUD has taken several administrative actions to encourage the development of more energy-efficient homes and communities.

Legislation To Tackle Climate Change

The speakers also discussed existing legislative actions that can help address the climate crisis, focusing on the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). The former includes an allocation of more than $3 billion to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which will allow states to retrofit the homes of low-income households to make them more energy efficient and resilient.

Important Dates Voting Reminder

New Jersey voter registration deadlines have passed but there are still important voting dates before November 8th.

Absentee ballot deadlines

Voting deadlines

ANCHOR Tax Relief Deadline To Apply Dec. 30th

Attention ANCHOR Applicants

The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is December 30, 2022. We will begin paying ANCHOR benefits 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. We are currently mailing ANCHOR benefit information mailers to homeowners and tenants. Allow until the first week in October to receive your mailer. 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. You must also file (or be exempt from) NJ income taxes. Payments will be sent no later than May 2023. The deadline for filing is December 30th, 2022. ANCHOR replaces the Homestead Benefit program.


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 do not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes or you made P.I.L.O.T. (Payments-in-Lieu-of-Tax) payments.


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

Resources & Virtual Forums

Webinar Series

Housing for People Impacted by the Justice System

This webinar from CSH is co-hosted by Fair Share Housing Center.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 | 1:00pm to 2:20pm ET

Fair Chance in Housing:

Lessons Learned and Tools from the New Jersey Experience

Historically, individuals with prior justice system involvement have faced extreme discrimination in the housing rental market. This prevents individuals from establishing a safe place to call home, where they can focus on reintegrating into their communities and leading healthy lives. Without stable, permanent housing, individuals often cycle back into the justice system.

In 2021, New Jersey passed the first statewide Fair Chance Housing Act in the country. This law protects individuals with prior justice system involvement from discrimination in the rental market. By giving individuals an equal chance in the rental market, New Jersey is advancing equity and dignity for individuals impacted by the justice system.

If your jurisdiction is contemplating similar legislation, learn from the New Jersey experience. Our panelists will discuss New Jersey’s new law, their advocacy campaign to get it passed, and current progress on implementation.

Click here to register for this webinar.

This Webinar Series is generously supported by Capital One.

NJ Veteran’s Housing Symposium

In-Person Or Virtual

Presented by: The NJ American Legion & the Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Hosted By: Stockton University

Stockton University’s Atlantic City Campus 

3711 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

November 3rd, 2022 | 10:00 am – 2:00pm

This event will host presenters on a national and regional level who are subject matter experts in affordable housing and at-risk Veterans. This is a learning and networking experience for all person’s interested in assisting our Nation’s struggling Veteran population.

Click here to register for the in-person event

Virtual participation registration

Integrated Dataset on

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

November 7, 2022 | 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Register for the information session

Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and RTI International to learn about the Integrated Dataset on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a data project that aims to learn about the supports and services people with ID/DD use and their outcomes. The hosts of this information session welcome people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), caregivers of people with ID/DD, ID/DD service providers, those working at a state Medicaid or developmental disability agency, and ID/DD researchers and advocates to join.

After the information session, there will be three question and answer sessions, each with a different focus area. Use the links below to register:

If you need any help to join or listen to the sessions, please sign up before October 24, 2022. If you have any questions, email

Inclusion Of People With Multiple Disabilities And

Chronic Illnesses From An Intersectional Perspective

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Kris McElroy is a biracial Black autistic transman living with multiple disabilities and chronic illnesses. Kris is a freelance writer, artist, and advocate currently living in the Baltimore suburbs of Maryland with his wife and daughter. He also loves taking part in adaptive sports and adventures, cooking, making cards for the Chronic Warrior Collective, and spending time with family.  

Over the past 15 years, Kris has been a cast member of the Telling This Truth Theatrical Production for trauma survivors; has self-published several books and workbooks; took part in multiple art shows across the country; is a public speaker; and has worked in the nonprofit industry serving the mental health and disability communities in various roles as a human services professional. Kris earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and his master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Human Services from Capella University. Currently, Kris is working on a new project to create resources for parents living with disabilities and neurodivergent parents.

Click here to register for the webinar

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