The SHAre:

October 20, 2023

Volume: 262

In this Week's Edition


HUD Announces $212M Opportunity

to Expand Affordable Housing

Options for Persons with Disabilities


DMHAS Grants: Crisis Diversion Homes

& Mobile Access SUD Medication


Biden Administration Announces

Actions to Expand Access to Homeownership


NJHMFA Board Meeting Delivers Key

Housing Policy Advancements in

Tax Credits and Multifamily Program


Behavioral Healthcare Provider Loan Redemption Program Accepting Applications


ACL Request for Applications: Community Care Hub National Learning Community


Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Until Dec. 7th


HUD's Virtual Summit on ConnectHomeUSA Focusing on Digital Equity

October 24 - 26, 2023


US Government Providing 4 Free COVID Tests


The Network Now Accepting

Pre-Applications for Jumpstart Program


Free Fall 2023 SOAR Online Course:

Adult Curriculum

Plus available jobs, housing,

and waitlists below

Resources & Events

Disability Rights New Jersey Webinar Series

PERSON FIRST Nursing Home Report

October 23 - 31, 2023


NJ Veteran's Housing Symposium

October 26, 2023


Boggs Center Fall Webinar Series

October 27, 2023


AARP & NHC Webinar

Building Livable Communities for All Generations

October 31, 2023


Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium

November 8 & 15, 2023


Open Discussion On Resident And

Family Councils in Long-Term Care Facilities


Integrating New Jersey:

The Fight for Affordable Housing

November 9, 2023


LGBTQ+ Long Term Care Bill of Rights Designate Training

November 15, 2023


Withum Annual Healthcare Symposium

December 6, 2023

Conference Countdown:

14 Days

25th Annual Supportive

Housing Conference


November 3, 2023



Conference is filling up, register today to save your seat!


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

November 13, 2023



Next SHA

Members Meeting

See you in 2024



NJAMHAA Fall Conference

Behavioral Health

in Motion

October 24, 2023

Edison, NJ


 Community Health

Law Project’s

35th Annual Ann Klein Advocate Awards

October 26, 2023 

Register Today


NJ Veterans

Housing Symposium

October 26, 2023

Register Here


Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium

November 8 & 15, 2023

Click here to register

Withum Annual

Healthcare Symposium

December 6, 2023

Click here to register

Jobs Available

DCA's Office of Homelessness Prevention is hiring for a new role within the office: Special Advisor, Regional Homelessness Collaboration Initiative – Essex County.

This role will work closely with the Essex County government, cities and towns within the county, local nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and persons with lived expertise to develop and execute innovative strategies to prevent and reduce homelessness. The incumbent will bring stakeholders together, help align efforts, look for duplications or gaps in services, and create a substantive 3-year plan to address unsheltered homelessness in the region.


The Special Advisor will also support data collection and analysis to inform decision-making, keep current on research and best practices in the field, provide guidance to OHP/DCA grantees operating in the region, and identify potential funding sources for homelessness prevention programs. This is a highly collaborative and consultative position for someone passionate about driving systemic change through relationship building and creating greater impact through intragovernmental coordination.

The Affordable Housing Alliance is seeking a Director of Housing Stability.

The Director of Housing Stability is an integral part of the AHA’s leadership team, overseeing a department that encompasses all of the AHA’s housing related services. Specifically, the Director oversees the Community Action Partnership Program (CAP), Emergency Adult Shelter, housing stability counseling as well as our other programs aimed at combating homelessness in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The director ensures that the AHA’s strategic plan is implemented across programs and services, embodying the mission and vision of the agency.

Click on the following link to learn more and apply for this role.

Housing Available


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Family and Senior Affordable Housing Waitlist

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14 Supportive Housing Units in Morristown

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Four Housing Opportunities for Individuals with I/DD

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Remember: Premier Level Sponsors (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will also receive a year of membership with the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2023

Bands Consulting LLC

Common Energy

Dimension Renewable Energy

Giant Development

& Contracting


Handy Pro of Central NJ

Helping Hands

Support Services Inc.

Housing Authority

Of Gloucester County

iStrive Community

Mobility Construction

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.

SHA Member Shout Outs!

A special creative shout out to HomeFront as they are hosting an art and poetry exhibition at the Princeton Public Library from October 23rd to the 31st. The event “Through the Storm: Finding Home”, featuring artists who have been impacted by poverty and homelessness.

Shout out to Pennrose for their part in the groundbreaking of Sharswood Crossing III. Phase III will transform the formerly desolate blocks situated in the northwest corner of PHA’s Sharswood Blumberg Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) grant into 224, brand new, mixed-income homes with ground floor retail, community amenities, and robust on-site supportive services for families.

Congratulations to Enterprise as they were awarded part of $18M from HUD as part of the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).


HUD Announces $212M Opportunity to Expand Affordable Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities

Funding provides capital to produce new or rehabilitate existing housing along with project rental assistance to support very-low and extremely low income-persons with disabilities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing announced that $212 million in funding is available to expand the supply of affordable housing and supportive services for very-low and extremely-low-income persons with disabilities. The funding is available to participants in the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, which helps develop, subsidize, and provide supportive services for rental housing to meet the needs of this vulnerable population.

Through the Section 811 Capital Advance/Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) program, $106 million in capital advances can be used for the development of new or rehabilitation of existing supportive housing, along with project rental subsidies to keep homes affordable.

The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) provides $106 million to state housing and other agencies for project rental assistance to cover the difference between the tenants’ contributions toward rental payments and the HUD-approved rent for the property for eligible tenants with disabilities.

For more information, read the funding notices for the Section 811 Capital Advance Program and Section 811 Project Rental Assistance.

Applications must be submitted by February 8, 2024.

DMHAS Grants:

Crisis Diversion Homes & Mobile Access SUD Medication

Name of Program:

Crisis Diversion Homes



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 the development of four (4) Crisis Diversion Homes (CDH). Crisis Diversion Homes will serve individuals who have recently experienced a crisis and will prioritize referrals from Crisis Receiving Stabilization Centers (CRSC) and Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams (MCORT). The goal is to provide stabilization, to divert hospital admissions and reduce emergency department (ED) visits.


Amount of funding available:

Total average annualized DMHAS funding for each award through a cost-reimbursement contract is $692,429 and is subject to federal and State appropriations. The total projected DMHAS contract ceiling, per home, is therefore expected to not exceed $1,211,750 over the entire initiative, beginning February 15, 2024 through September 30, 2025.


Procedure to apply

The RFP is available here:

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

Application deadline: November 13, 2023

Notify date: December 21, 2023

Name of Program:

Mobile Access to Medications for Substance User Disorder

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 implement an initiative that will enable agencies to travel to communities on a regular basis to provide low-threshold medication services to people with a substance use disorder (SUD) who encounter obstacles to receiving services at traditional “brick-and-mortar” treatment agencies.[1] This initiative, Mobile Access to Medications for Substance User Disorder (Short Title:  Mobile Access) is designed to increase access to medications for SUD, i.e., buprenorphine, methadone, naloxone, naltrexone or acamprosate; medical referral services, case management; and recovery support services.


Total funding is $1,075,000, which will include start-up funds in the amount of $300,000 to purchase a Mobile Outreach Vehicle (MOV). The remaining amount, $775,000 will be funded through cost reimbursement contracting to provide the full services described in the Contract Scope of Work section of this RFP, as well as to maintain the MOV. When the initiative ends, the MOV will be the property of DMHAS, and successful bidders may continue to operate by transferring the title to DMHAS and renting the vehicle from the Division for a nominal cost. All funding is subject to Federal and State appropriations. 


Click here for the RFP

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on October 25, 2023


Intent to Apply / DHS SFTP Login Credentials Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on November 22, 2023


Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on November 29, 2023


Notify Date – December 19, 2023

Biden Administration Announces

Actions to Expand Access to Homeownership

The Biden-Harris Administration announced a set of new actions intended to expand access to homeownership. As part of this effort, HUD published a new policy through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which allows borrowers to add a portion of actual or prospective rental income from an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their effective income to help qualify for an FHA-insured mortgage. This new policy provides several benefits, such as increasing the affordability of homes with ADUs and expanding the opportunity to build generational wealth by leveraging ADUs as rentals while creating additional affordable housing opportunities.

Read Enterprise's issue brief on strategies to scale ADU development for additional information about ADU benefits. The announced actions also include a total of $8 million in loan awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 502 Direct Loan program to eight Native American Community Development Financial Institutions to help increase access to mortgage opportunities. Continued appropriations for and the permanent reauthorization of the Section 502 relending program are two of Enterprise’s top Native and Tribal policy priorities. These announcements build on previous actions taken by the Administration, including the creation of the Homeowner Assistance Fund, which was authorized through the American Rescue Plan Act to assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure, as well as permitting lenders to use positive rental history when qualifying homebuyers for an FHA-insured mortgage.

NJHMFA Board Meeting Delivers Key Housing Policy Advancements in Tax Credits and Multifamily Program

TRENTON - New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) approved two new programs, the Urban Preservation Program (UPP) and Workforce Housing Program (WHP), while committing funding to 15 new Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments at its October 19, 2023 Board meeting.

Urban Preservation Program (A-5596/S-3991)

The Urban Preservation Program (UPP) is an $80 million program established within the Affordable Housing Production Fund by Governor Murphy’s FY2024 budget. Dedicated to preserving, renovating, and rebuilding LIHTC projects in 81 designated cities across the state at risk of losing affordability controls, the UPP is a critical tool in maximizing the benefit of affordable housing. With 1,510 LIHTC apartments in these municipalities at risk of losing their affordability within the next five years alone, the UPP will guarantee enduring and high-quality affordable housing, providing significant relief to residents.

Workforce Housing Program

Also created by Governor Murphy’s FY2024 budget, the Workforce Housing Program (WHP) is a $50 million program established within the Affordable Housing Production Fund. For the first time, there will be a dedicated state program to incentivize the creation of deed-restricted apartments for middle-income residents earning between 80% and 120% of Area Median Income. Further, this program will ensure that these units are being developed within municipalities with more jobs than housing units or are near public transit options, which will protect middle-income New Jerseyans from surging rents while connecting them with reliable transportation and increased job opportunities.

New LIHTC Projects

The Board also committed funding for 15 new multifamily LIHTC developments, of which 11 received 4% LIHTC and 4 received 9% LIHTC. These funding commitments will create or rehabilitate 1,378 housing units, generating $448 million in total development costs. Many of these projects were made financially viable thanks to the Affordable Housing Production Fund (AHPF) and associated programs, demonstrating the critical importance of the types of programs that NJHMFA approved today in making affordable housing opportunities available for all New Jerseyans.

Some highlights include:

Tavistock Townhomes at Woolwich

A new family development in Woolwich Township will turn a currently vacant lot into 72 affordable apartments spread across six three-story buildings.

Waterford Family Housing Phase II

A new townhouse-style development will provide 57 affordable apartments in Waterford, including eight apartments set aside for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Heritage Village at Moorestown

A new senior housing complex in Moorestown will provide 82 affordable apartments for seniors, including five set aside for disabled and homeless veterans, alongside common space amenities such as a club room, fitness room, lounge, and laundry facilities.

Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Loan Redemption Program Accepting Applications

The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is now taking applications for the Behavioral Healthcare Provider Loan Redemption Program. Subject to appropriation, the program will provide up to $50,000 to redeem an eligible participant’s cumulative outstanding student loan balance in exchange for every two full-time years of service at an approved site, for a total of $150,000 in loan redemption in exchange for up to six years of service.

New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget allocates $5 million to the Behavioral Healthcare Provider Loan Redemption Program. When this program launched in Fiscal Year 2023, the program’s inaugural year, applications from eligible individuals far exceeded available funding.

Applications will be available on HESAA’s website until October 31st. Click here for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

ACL Request for Applications:

Community Care Hub National Learning Community

Applications due Friday, November 3, 2023

ACL invites community-based organizations from across the country to apply for the 2023-2024 Community Care Hub National Learning Community. Participants will gain access to vital peer support, technical assistance from national experts, and up-to-date information on resources, initiatives, and collaborations aimed at furthering the capacity of community care hubs nationwide. The National Learning Community will launch in December 2023 and will build on the curriculum and other technical assistance of the 2022-2023 cohorts, including use of the ECHO Model® “all teach, all learn” approach and individual consulting with subject matter experts.

ACL is excited to collaborate with the Partnership to Align Social Care on their upcoming Community-Driven, Multi-Payer Health Equity Solutions: An ECHO Collaborative, also starting in December 2023. For the first four months, the 2023-2024 National Learning Community participants will join this health equity learning collaborative for monthly ECHO learning sessions focused on multi-payer alignment using Medicare Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. More detail on this collaboration is outlined in the National Learning Community Application and FAQ linked below. Additional topic areas for the 2023-2024 National Learning Community include creating community care hub value propositions and contracting with health care organizations. Use of Medicare HCPCS codes will be a focal point in the curriculum modules.

For emerging community care hubs that would benefit from training on foundational aspects of forming and operating a hub, ACL, in collaboration with the Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care, will also be offering a four-part learning series in November and December 2023. Webinar dates and registration details will be shared soon.

ACL intends to select approximately 30 organizations for participation in the National Learning Community. The projected start date is December 2023 with an estimated length of up to nine months. 

Visit the Community Care Hub National Learning Community Frequently Asked Questions or contact with inquiries.

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Until December 7th

Medicare Open Enrollment runs through December 7, 2023. During this time, your clients can review and compare their options for health and prescription drug coverage. After checking their options, they can enroll or switch plans for the coming year. Changes will take effect on January 1, 2024

If your clients are satisfied with the current health care coverage and it will be available in 2024, they do not need to take any action. For more information or to compare plans, your clients may visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE. 

Please share this information with your members, colleagues, affiliates, and other interested parties.  

HUD's Virtual Summit on

ConnectHomeUSA Focusing on Digital Equity

October 24 – 26, 2023

HUD has been working to address digital equity disparities and ensure HUD-assisted households have access to vitally important internet services. We know you may also be deeply involved in this work, which is why we are inviting you join the ConnectHomeUSA Virtual Summit next week. 

This three-day event held virtually between October 24 – 26, 2023 is designed to help HUD-assisted communities build strong and sustainable digital inclusion programs by providing unique access to digital inclusion experts, federal staff, and one-on-one time with representatives from internet service providers, device refurbishers and content providers! For the full agenda and to reserve your spot, head over to the registration page. Seats are filling up, make sure to save yours.

Register for the Summit Here

Additionally, HUD is also announcing the expansion of the ConnectHomeUSA initiative through a notice in the Federal Register. This is the first time since 2020 that HUD is accepting new communities into the initiative, which works with Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Multifamily housing providers to put in place the key elements of a digital inclusion program.

ConnectHomeUSA is recognized by digital inclusion practitioners as an effective approach to addressing the digital divide in HUD-assisted communities. The initiative was originally launched in 2015 to close the homework gap in twenty-eight pilot communities. Since that time, 100 communities have participated in the initiative.

This expansion of ConnectHomeUSA builds on Secretary Marcia L. Fudge’s commitment to advancing digital equity and ensuring that HUD-assisted families are connected to affordable internet. Earlier this summer, HUD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for HUD-assisted families. In 2023, HUD has helped organize and facilitate over 45 ACP enrollment events with community partners across the United States. The ACP is the nation’s largest broadband affordability program that offers low-income households discounts off the cost of broadband service and connected devices. HUD-assisted residents are eligible to enroll based on their housing assistance. To learn more and enroll, visit or call 877-384-2575 to request a paper application.

Questions about ConnectHomeUSA’s expansion or the summit can be directed to:

US Government Providing 4 Free COVID Tests

Starting at the end of September, any household in the U.S. may again order four free

COVID-19 tests from The reopening of was announced last week by the Biden Administration, in addition to a $600 million investment across

12 domestic COVID-19 test manufacturers to improve the nation’s capacity to manufacture tests. Early applicants are already receiving their tests.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicated in a news release that the tests that will be sent out will be able to detect the currently circulating COVID-19 variants, and are intended for use through the end of 2023.

The Network Now Accepting

Pre-Applications for Jumpstart Program

The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (the Network), with the support of NJ’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced the launch of a new program providing comprehensive training and certification for quality affordable housing production. Available to nonprofit community developers with a focus on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) developers, the Jumpstart Program focuses on homeownership development to help close NJ’s racial wealth gap.

Supported by the NJ Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Jumpstart Program is a multiyear program that will be available to organizations, including those that have faced financial hardship and wish to grow or reestablish their development programs. Utilizing experts in the field to serve as trainers and consultants, program participants will receive comprehensive training, stepping through all phases of the development process including planning, acquisition, financing, project management and more. Participants will also learn about developing a business plan, marketing tools, community outreach, and preparation of potential homeowners through housing counseling. Rhonda Coe, of R.B. Coe Consulting LLC, will lead the initiative.

Free Fall 2023 SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum

The SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum from SAMHSA trains case managers to assist eligible adults who have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply for the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The techniques taught in the SOAR Online Course can improve the quality and completeness of any application for SSI/SSDI, however, the label “SOAR” should only be used on SSI/SSDI applications for persons who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The SOAR Online Course consists of seven classes, each of which has a series of articles, short quizzes, and a practice case. This practice case provides an opportunity for case managers to apply what they have learned by completing an SSI/SSDI application packet for a fictional applicant using SOAR techniques. Video interviews, medical records, and progress notes provide the information needed to complete five SSA forms and write a Medical Summary Report (MSR) for the fictional applicant.

The complete application packet is submitted to the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center for review. Upon approval, the participant will receive a certificate of completion and 20 continuing education (CE) contact hours from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). There is no charge for this course.

During the course, we will check-in weekly via MS Teams (4 calls) as a group to ask and answer questions, give status updates, and clarify any issues with the training. Note that while you will complete the course as part of a cohort, each case manager must do his or her own work. When you enroll in the SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum, you will need to agree to the following statement: In completing the online curriculum practice

case, case managers are required to do their work independently and not copy others or submit "joint" work. This is a requirement to receive a SOAR certificate of completion and 20 CEUs from the NASW.

After the course, we will hold a SOAR Online Course Review Session via MS Teams, which gives you the opportunity to confirm and clarify information learned online and discuss local processes and tracking outcomes. Participants will be provided with a materials and tools packet that includes sample SSA forms and key SOAR worksheets and reference documents.

Full details including schedule and registration can be found here.

Resources & Virtual Forums

Disability Rights New Jersey Webinar Series

PERSON FIRST Nursing Home Report

Person First: Nursing Home Report Webinar 3

Key Finding Two

Gwen Orlowski will provide an explanation into Key Finding Two from Person First: An investigation and legal analysis into people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in NJ Nursing homes. Session is expected to last 45-1 hour with time for discussion.

October 23, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click here to register for the session above.

Person First: Nursing Home Report Webinar 4

Key Finding Three & Recommendations

Staff Attorneys Adrienne Langlois and Craig Ismaili from DRNJ’s Institutional Rights Team provide overview of key findings 3 and recommendations from PERSON FIRST: An Investigation and Legal Analysis of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey Nursing Homes report

October 31, 2023 | 10:00 am

Click here to register for the session above.

NJ Veteran's Housing Symposium

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:00pm ET

Stockton University - Atlantic City Campus

3711 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions for Homeless and At-Risk Veterans presented by national and regional subject matter experts

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 persons interested in assisting our nation’s struggling veteran population.

Topics discussed will include:

• HUD/VASH Vouchers

• Funding Sources

• Architectural Issues

• Real Estate Development

• And much more!

Click here to register for this free event.

Boggs Center Fall Webinar Series

Friday, October 27, 2023  l  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  l Webinar

National Core Indicators-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NCI-IDD): Using Data for Quality Improvement and System Change

National Core Indicators-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NCI-IDD) is a rich source of data for New Jersey and other participating states. NCI-IDD surveys collect data directly from people receiving services, their families, and provider agencies in the state on critical life outcomes such as satisfaction, choice and decision-making, safety, person-centered service experiences, employment, access, and more. In addition, the NCI-IDD State of the Workforce Survey reports data on the direct support professional (DSP) workforce supporting adults in the DD system. This presentation will explain NCI-IDD, how the data are collected and disseminated, and how state policy-makers, provider agencies, advocates, and other interested groups can use the data to affect change.

Dorothy Hiersteiner, MPP

Co-Director of National Core Indicators

Human Services Research Institute

Cambridge, MA

Stephanie Giordano, PhD, MA

Co-Director of National Core Indicators

Human Services Research Institute

Cambridge, MA

Laura Vegas, MPS

Director of Quality Initiatives and Supporting Families

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Alexandria, VA

Click here to register

AARP & NHC Webinar

Building Livable Communities for All Generations

On October 31, AARP and the National Housing Conference (NHC) are co-hosting “Building Livable Communities for All Generations,” an in-person and online event to discuss the importance of creating communities that are safe, accessible, and inclusive for all ages and backgrounds. During the forum, AARP will unveil its latest iteration of the AARP Livability Index™ platform, a dynamic tool assessing neighborhood livability nationwide.


Join for informative panels - “Unlocking Community Livability: A Discussion into the AARP Livability Index” and “Navigating Affordability and Vital Community Amenities in Today's Real Estate Landscape” – where experts and industry leaders will delve deep into the principles of livable communities, exploring how they enhance personal independence, allow individuals to age comfortably and safely in their homes, and provide opportunities for all residents, regardless of background and ability, to engage fully in civic, economic, and social life. Current speakers include:


  • Angela Brooks, President, American Planning Association
  • Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Rodney Harrell, Vice President of Family, Home and Community, AARP
  • Laura Poskin, Executive Director, Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh
  • Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
  • Michael Wallace, Legislative Director, Housing, Community, and Economic Development, National League of Cities


There are no fees associated with this event, but space is limited! 

Click here to sign up for this webinar.

Withum Symposium Opportunities Fall 2023

Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium

November 8 & 15, 2023

Click here to register


Withum Annual Healthcare Symposium

December 6, 2023

Click here to register

Open Discussion On Resident And

Family Councils in Long-Term Care Facilities

November 9, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Residents, families and LTC Facility Staff are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register for this webinar

Join FACE-NJ and the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman on November 9 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. for a discussion with residents, family members and LTC providers about the value of Resident and Family Councils in long-term care facilities. 

We will discuss what Resident and Family Councils are, why they are important, and how to establish and support them. We will have an open conversation where residents, families, friends, and LTC staff can share their experiences serving on or establishing Resident and Family Councils. 

Integrating New Jersey:

The Fight for Affordable Housing

November 9, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jacob's Chapel AME Church, Mount Laurel, NJ

318 Elbo Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 US

Join Fair Share Housing Center for a conversation about the history of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, its success in creating affordable housing, and the need to protect its legacy.

The event will be recorded for those who are not able to attend.

Click here to RSVP to this event. Space is Limited.

LGBTQ+ Long Term Care Bill of Rights Designate Training

NJS2545 Designate Training

Wednesday November 15th, 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Live Webinar for NJ LGBTQI+, HIV+ Long-term Care Bill of Rights (NJS2545)

Designate In-Person Certification for new Designates and 2-year recertification of current Designates

5.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits available (added fee) for National Nursing (ANAC), NJ Social Work (NASWNJ), National Activities Professionals (NCCAP), National LTC Administrators (NAB), National Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC)

Click here to register for this training.

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