Housing: Links To Information and Resources

National

Housing Assistance Council

The Housing Assistance Council is a national nonprofit organization that helps build homes and communities across rural America.

Joint Center of Housing Studies of Harvard University

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Low Income Housing CoalitionThe National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

Technical Assistance Collaborative

Technical Assistance CollaborativeBased in Boston, MA, TAC focuses on the intersection of affordable housing, health care, and human services policy and systems development.

Section 8 Made Easy: Using The Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People With Disabilities, 2nd Edition

Section 8 is also one of the most complicated and confusing programs. A 2003 product of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Section 8 Made Simple is intended to assist all stakeholders in the disability community, including self-advocates, case managers, family members, advocates, and direct service providers. To be updated in 2016, this guidebook contains practical information to assist people with disabilities and the entire disability community to navigate through the Section 8 program more successfully.

TAC Waiting List Preferences

A “prezi” presentation by  Technical Assistance Collaborative on how Section 8 waitlists are managed differently among various public housing agencies.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD: Programs of HUD (2013): Major Mortgage, Grant, Assistance, and Regulatory Programs

A 135 page directory of all HUD housing programs, including funds for development (e.g., Section 811, McKinney) and rental vouchers (e.g., Section 8)

HUD Exchange

The HUD Exchange website provides a one-stop shop for resources, updates, and information related to all US Department of Housing and Urban Development programs.

New Jersey

Alliance Against Homelessness Bergen County

AAH of Bergen County, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated to develop and operate permanent supportive housing for homeless adults.  Many of the people we serve have a serious mental illness and/or another disability.  We own and operate five state licensed residences which house 20 men and women.  We also provide case management services to more than 45 adults who live in single apartments through the Bergen County community.

COAH 2015 Affordable Housing Regional Income Limits

Fair Share Housing Center

Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC), founded in 1975, is the only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, the landmark decision that prohibits economic discrimination through exclusionary zoning and requires all towns to provide their “fair share” of their region’s need for affordable housing.The mission of FSHC is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities.

Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Housing and Community Development Network of New JerseyThe Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is the statewide association of more than 250 affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of affordable homes, economic opportunities, and strong communities.

New Jersey Association of Housing & Redevelopment Authorities

NJAHRA’s mission: To keep its membership informed and educated on all issues and topics affecting the operation and administration of New Jersey’s low-rent Public Housing and its Section 8 rental assistance and community redevelopment programs; and to inform the low income residents of our State of the availability of housing and assistance programs designed to meet their needs for decent, safe, and affordable housing.

New Jersey Housing Affordability Service

NJ Housing Affordability ServiceThe Housing Affordability Service (HAS) at New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (a quasi state agency under the aegis of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs) is an approved affordable housing administrative agent. HAS works with  municipalities and developers of affordable housing to ensure that their affordable housing units are administered properly and effectively.

New Jersey Housing Resource Center

New Jersey Home Resource CenterThe NJHRC is a FREE, online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey, including a) Affordable Rental Housing, b) Affordable For-sale Housing, and c) Housing with Accessibility Features.

New Jersey League of Municipalities Affordable Housing Resources webpage

 Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

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