Supportive Housing

Posts on supportive housing in NJ.

Help to Ensure the Safety of Vulnerable Populations During This Uncertain Time As we have previously reported, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses a clear risk to people experiencing homelessness.  It also poses a clear risk to service provider organizations who serve vulnerable populations. We want to help better connect service providers and advocates with the […]

Expanding Affordable Housing Can Prevent Criminal Justice Interaction and Reduce Recidivism In February, Monarch Housing published a series of blog posts focused on how outlawing the practice of landlords conducting criminal background checks opens the doors of housing opportunity. Low-income households and individuals recently released from jails and prison need to have housing opportunities in […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Child Care Funding and Tax Credits Can Help Families Improve Health and Exit Poverty On February 25, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy gave his annual budget address. Governor Murphy’s FY2021 budget did not include increases to funding for housing programs.  But the budget includes proposed investments to fund […]

Seventy-four percent of New Jersey’s Low-Income Renters are Severely Cost Burdened The National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, 2020. The Gap report found that in the United States, there is a shortage of seven million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  […]

NJHMFA Executive Director Charles A. Richman helps cut the ribbon at Freedom Village at West Windsor.

Funding Will Help Meet the Critical Need for Homes for Residents with Special Needs On March 3, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Administration announced a new $50 million initiative from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA.)  Pictured at the ribbon cutting event with NJHMFA Executive Director Charles Richman were Norman Smith, Project […]