Governor Corzine announced Neighborhood Stabilization Program - $2.5 Million for Trenton
Governor Corzine announced the award of $49.4 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds to 22 municipalities and two counties. The maximum award of $2.5 million went to only six municipalities in the State. Trenton was one of the six. The application was well received for its comprehensiveness and inclusion of counseling programs to the Carteret neighborhood. The partnerships of the Foreclosure Mitigation Task Force was essential the relevant information needed for a strong application.
Homes for Everyone Bus Tour – Thursday, May 28, 2009
Mercer Alliance and Housing & Community Development Network of NJ, and their partners including, HomeFront, Project Freedom, Princeton Community Housing. United Way of Greater Mercer County, Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ will be hosting a tour of Mercer County to highlight homes for everyone. We want to offer our Mayors, Council people, Planners, and affordable housing committees the opportunity to see variety of homes, speak with developers and experts about bringing homes of all kinds to you community. Ask your mayor, council person and committees to ride the bus to see homes for everyone.
Spring Housing Festival – May 30 on the Trenton Commons from 12 -3pm
(East State Street between Warren and North Broad Street) Sponsored by Mayor Palmer’s Mortgage Foreclosure Mitigation Task Force. Financial Fitness, Energy Efficiency, Personal Fitness, Tenants Rights, The Role of Housing Professionals in the homeownership process: Real Estate Attorney, Realtor, Home Inspector, Insurance, Foreclosure Prevention and Mediation - Ice Cream truck - Health Mobile - Debt Mobile - Face painting - Information booths - Plants for your garden, start a vegetable garden.
For more information:
2009 Stimulus Payments to Seniors, individuals on SSI and Railroad pensions will be a one- time check $250 mailed or direct deposited in June 2009.
- Retirees, disabled individuals and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration.
- Disabled veterans receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Railroad Retirement beneficiaries.
For info: Link to www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204468,00.html
Volunteers and Give-away Items are needed for Project Homeless Connect – Summer – Thursday, July 9, 2009
On Thursday, July 9, the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a one-day event called Project Homeless Connect. We are seeking volunteers to help set-up, to serve food, pass out items, and act as guides and survey takers. We are seeking donations of new socks, sneakers, boots and personal care items. To volunteer or donate please contact: Tarry Truitt,
email@example.com or at (609) 844-1008.
Help for Foreclosure
Mercer Alliance is spreading the word about the help for individuals experiencing foreclosure. They will work for the client and not the lender.
Call 1-888-995-HOPE to get connect to HUD Certified local agencies.
Donate Money for ID campaign
Mercer Alliance is raising money to help all people experiencing homelessness to get a photo ID. Experts estimate that the cost to obtain proper photo ID for an individual is between $50 and $100. The homeless person often never had these important documents or has lost them. A photo ID is needed to enter Federal buildings, ride the railroads and to apply for many benefits and services.