Supportive Housing

Posts on supportive housing in NJ.

Now that President Obama has signed into law the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010, it is imperative that we understand the new Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Approach which will create thousands more units of integrated permanent supportive housing every year including 55 to 85 in NJ.

As we previously reported, on January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act if 2009 (S. 118). The new law makes a number of changes to simplify and streamline the Section 202 development and preservation procedures. In addition S.118 will also make the addition of supportive services easier for Section 202 housing communities. A summary of the bill’s key provisions, prepared by LeadingAge is below.

Cardboard Box

This year Code Blue has been in effect so long it seems as if it is a season of its own. With snow focused for this week, we thought it might be good to share a New Jersey produced music video, Uncle Freak’s song, “Cardboard Box.” This painfully relevant tale follows the likes of one man who has suffered an awful stroke of luck that the country’s recent economic crisis has been providing for many.

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 – groundbreaking legislation to revitalize and reform HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program. The Technical Assistance Collaborative has prepared an overview of key provisions of the new law.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) approved twenty-four New Jersey Affordable Housing Program (AHP) projects totaling $13,927,764 for a total of nine hundred and sixty-nine (969) units of affordable and supportive housing. The New Jersey awards were part of a larger allocation of sixty-two projects (62) totaling $32,582,619 for at total of two thousand eight hundred thirteen (2,813) units.