Diane Yentel Keynotes SHA Conference and Richard Brown Honored as Cornerstone Award Recipient

December 1st Climate Change: Building Housing Opportunities in A Changing World Conference

On Friday, December 1, 2017, the Supportive Housing Association (SHA) of New Jersey will have Diane Yentel President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) as the keynote speaker and will also honor Richard W. Brown, Monarch Housing Associates’ CEO with its Cornerstone Award at the Climate Change: Building Housing Opportunities in a Changing World conference.

Climate Change is SHA’s 19th Annual Supportive Housing Conference

Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will be the keynote speaker at the Supportive Housing Conference. NLIHC is a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the US have affordable and decent homes.

Diane is a veteran affordable housing policy expert and advocate with nearly two decades of work on affordable housing and community development issues. Diane will bring a national perspective and share how we can continue to shape and transform public policy.

Riichard BrownAccording to the announcement by SHA: Richard W. Brown has been a leader in the movement in New Jersey to end homelessness. By helping countless non-profit agencies develop hundreds and hundreds of units of new housing, Richard has ensured that people with special needs and many more of our neighbors have safe affordable homes throughout New Jersey.

Along the way, he has played a significant role in major policy victories, such as the creation of the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund, and the more recent Housing First initiative through DCA.

Richard has been the CEO of Monarch Housing Associates since 1991. Richard continues to share his life time of experience in housing development and community organizing. As an inspirational role model, there is no one that better exemplifies the spirit of this award.

SHA’s Supportive Housing Conference will take place on December 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Inn Woodbridge.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Climate Change-Building Housing Opportunities in a Changing World.”

The theme recognizes the seismic shifts taking place in the challenging world of providing housing with supports. The conference will focus on how developers, service providers, advocates, families and consumers are creating new partnerships and targeting resources to increase the community living options for people with special needs.

SHA’s Annual Conference is an educational and networking opportunity for housing and service providers, community planners, housing developers, public officials, families/consumers and those interested in promoting supportive housing for people with special needs and advancing supportive housing.

The conference draws an average of over 400 attendees and addresses state, regional as well as national issues.

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