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  • Two Homes, One Roof

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 – Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

    From the American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter:

    Register for Two Homes, One Roof

    Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an often overlooked and underutilized solution to the affordable housing shortage we face in New Jersey and across the Northeast. ADUs can be built on single-family lots as attached or detached homes by converting yard space, garages, basements, or attics. RPA’s July 2020 report, “Be My Neighbor,” outlined strategies to create more homes and emphasized how valuable they can be for seniors who want to age in place, families who’d like to earn extra income from their home, and anyone who cannot afford a single-family home. 
     
    RPA is bringing together elected officials from Maplewood, South Orange, and Princeton to explore the victories and opportunities for ADUs in New Jersey. Each community has made progress promoting diverse and inclusive housing and will talk about their experiences creating ADU-supportive policies. This conversation will cover the specific changes each community has made or is making; the motivations that prompted them to take action; how messaging around the issue evolved; and what lessons they have learned.
     
    The panel will also address how this untapped housing can serve as a “missing middle” senior housing affordability initiative and as a Fair Share housing initiative. Plus, we’ll touch on the positive effects on public health, sustainability, and creating a more equitable economy. We hope you can join us for this critical conversation about these versatile small homes.
     
    Panelists:
    Dean Dafis, Deputy Mayor, Maplewood
    Sheena Collum, Village President, South Orange and Executive Director, APA New Jersey
    Mia Sacks, Councilwoman, Princeton Council and Member of the Planning Board, Princeton
     
    Moderated by Courtenay Mercer, Principal, Mercer Planning Associates

    Approved for 1.5 AICP CM Credits

    Register for Two Homes, One Roof

    • Location: Virtual, Zoom, Online
    • Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Fair Housing

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 – Saturday, December 5th, 2020

    This course is being offered as part of the Affordable Housing Professionals Certificate program.  Learn more and register for certificate courses on the Rutgers website. 

    This half-day session centers on discrimination in housing, including state and federal legislation. It discusses who can be penalized, how disabilities are defined, what are reasonable accommodations, and what policies and procedures should be established and followed. The Fair Housing complaint process is also reviewed. 

    • Location: N/A, N/A, Online
    • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Qualifying Households for Affordable Housing

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 – Thursday, December 10th, 2020

    This course is being offered as part of the Affordable Housing Professionals Certificate program.  Learn more and register for certificate courses on the Rutgers website. 

    This two-day course provides guidance for Administrative Agents when qualifying applicants for affordable housing. It provides an overview of the regulations and the procedures for the qualification process, including what to look for when starting a new project and requirements for qualification in the Uniform Housing Affordability Controls. Students benefit from hands-on experience and thoughtful advice from seasoned Administrative Agents. 

    • Location: N/A, N/A, Online
    • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • A Crisis Within a Crisis: Responding to Impacts on Housing from COVID-19

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 – Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    The National Low-Income Housing Coalition estimates that 40 million families across the United States will face eviction as a direct result of wage and job losses due to COVID-19. A Crisis Within a Crisis: Responding to Impacts on Housing from COVID-19 will present the latest information on families under the greatest threat of eviction once moratoria are lifted, what programs and services are available to help stave off eviction, and the experiences of housing professionals currently working on this issue in New Jersey.
     
    When: Wednesday, December 9th, 11am-12:30pm
     
    What: 90-minute webinar, A Crisis Within a Crisis: Responding to Impacts on Housing from COVID-19. Speakers will include:
    • Katherine Brennan, Chief of Staff, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
    • Peter Boynton, Director of Computer Action Programming and Emergency Housing, Affordable Housing Alliance
    • Alieza Durana, Senior Narrative Change Liaison, Princeton University
     
    Where: Virtual via Zoom
     
    Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CREs from Rutgers; Planning and Legal credits pending (please note: attendance during the entire webinar is required to receive credit and quizzes/polls will be utilized throughout)
     
    Registration and Cost:
    $20/AHPNJ Members
    $40/General Public (non-members)
     
    Please register for "A Crisis Within a Crisis" on Eventbrite (Note: If paying via PayPal you will be prompted to disable your pop up blockers). After registering on Eventbrite you will receive a follow up email within a few days containing your unique link for joining the program. Registration closes December 8th.
     
    • Location: Zoom, N/A, Virtual
    • Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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