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SHA-NJ Honors 2018 Award Winners


Iselin, NJ – The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey awarded its annual honors to Screen Shot 2018-11-30 at 15.59.23seven recipients representing the best in the supportive housing community in the Garden State on December 7, 2018.

SHA NJ Supportive Housing Municipal Award

The City of Hoboken

The Supportive Housing Municipal Award recognizes the accomplishments of a town or city that has proactively created supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs.

SHA NJ Supportive Housing Tenant Award

Mayor Ravinder Bhalla

Katie Guidi

Easterseals, New Jersey

This award recognizes an individual living in a supportive housing setting who exemplifies an outstanding tenant though their actions and support of fellow residents.

SHA NJ Direct Support Staff Award

Joubert Alcanthe

Senior Director Support Professional

Partnerships for People, Inc.

Gina Pepi

Assistant Team Leader

Declarations, Inc.

This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of staff that provide direct support to

supportive housing tenants in New Jersey.

SHA NJ Civic Leadership Award

This award recognizes the efforts of an agency, elected official, or public employee who has demonstrated leadership in facilitating supportive housing projects and programs in the state of New Jersey.

Nancy Schneeloch

Regional Program Director

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services

SHA NJ Supportive Housing Project of the Year

BANDI JFS

Nominated by NJ Community Capital

A scattered site project provides permanent supportive housing to over 40 formerly homeless individuals and families throughout Atlantic County.

Project Team includes Developer & General Contractor - BANDI JFS, LLC, SSP - Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and Financing Partners - NJ Community Capital.

A unique 40-unit development in Bergen County creates a community of permanent supportive housing for persons with disabilities.

Franklin Lakes

Nominated by Kitchen Associates

A joint partnership of the Alpert Group, with the Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County, SSP-West Bergen Mental Health, Housing Consultant - Monarch Housing Associates, Architect - Kitchen & Associates, Civil Engineer - MidAtlantic

Engineering Partners, LLC, Financing Partners - NJHFMA, Enterprise Community Investment, TD Bank, Borough of Franklin Lakes, Bergen County Division of Community Development, Simplex Homes, Northeast Pre-Cast

Featured Award Artwork

Kristen Lynn Iannuzzelli

Wae Center at JSDD

Each year an artist's work from an arts enrichment program is selected for the cover of our conference notebook to celebrate their creative voice and as a memorable design to enhance our notebooks

“This year’s award winners represent the very best in New Jersey’s supportive housing community for their work, their dedication, and their commitment to providing supportive housing to those most in need,” said SHA’s Executive Director, Diane Riley. “We celebrate many individuals and organizations like these award winners at our conference as our community learns from developing best practices and finds ways to grow supportive housing across New Jersey.”

The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey held its 20th Annual Conference on Friday, December 7, 2018. Each conference is an opportunity for the supportive housing community to learn from each other, celebrate milestones, and bring new ideas back to their communities.

Advocate ● Educate ● Support

The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey unites its diverse coalition of members engaging development, resources, and information to sustain supportive housing systems within New Jersey. Since 1998, our statewide mission seeks to enhance lives and accessibility to enable independent living within our communities.

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