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The mission of the Housing Authority of the Borough of Keansburg is to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing; to create an environment which enable residents to live responsibly and with dignity; to maintain the property in good condition; to offer services and resources to assist in becoming self-sufficient and to ensure the enjoyment of family life, for all residents.

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KHA August 2022 Board Meeting

August 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

The August meeting will be in person at:

Granville Towers Community Room - 1 Church St. - Keansburg, NJ 07734 

 


NJ State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List Lottery

Please be advised that DCA will be opening the SRAP waiting list. SRAP is a state funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of very low-income New Jersey residents, for decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all applicable SRAP income and eligibility requirements. A total of 4,000 households will be selected through a lottery system to be added to the waiting lists. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply, or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) SRAP pre-application per household will be accepted. Please note that only New Jersey residents are eligible to apply for SRAP assistance. A New Jersey resident is defined as someone whose primary residence is in New Jersey and who is present in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance.

SRAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet by going on-line at https://www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559. No pre-applications will be accepted at the Agency.

The open enrollment period is Monday, JULY 11, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to Friday, JULY 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

How to Be a Resource in Times of Need

The world can be a scary place, especially as of late. From a global pandemic to senseless violence and other tragedies, the weight of the world can often feel heavy. Luckily there are do-gooders like you who help make our world equally as beautiful. Volunteers around the world give their time daily out of the goodness of their hearts. People give their hard earned money to organizations, pledging to make the world a better place. 

In times of difficulty, what can you do? Next time you encounter a friend, family member or even a stranger who is having a hard time because of any of the worlds’ events, check out these tips to help them as you navigate these times together.

 

Lend an Ear

Sometimes it helps to simply listen to what struggles a person may be going through. You don’t have to understand their problems completely and that’s okay. You’re there to learn, listen and be empathetic. Use active listening to repeat back what you’re hearing and clarify for understanding. Let them know they are not alone, and that you’re there if they need a sounding board. 

 

Refer a Professional

While it’s always a great idea to listen to the struggles your friends or family may be going through, it’s also important to know when they might need to speak to a professional. Depending on the nature of the conversation, such as with mental health matters, it may be appropriate to encourage them to seek a professional to help them process whatever they may be going through. 

 

Do Your Research

No matter the circumstances, it’s okay not to know what to say or do. Luckily, we’re living in the information age. Use this as an opportunity to educate yourself on the subject at hand. The internet has a wealth of information and resources are often free and easy to use. Look for reputable sources such as known nonprofit organizations dedicated to the cause or verified academic and professional sites and resources.

 

Give Actionable Next Steps

Now that you’ve listened, learned and have a better understanding of the situation at hand—what’s next? Discuss how you plan to move forward with making a change, continuing to educate yourself or schedule check ins with the person you’re helping. You can make a commitment to each other to keep moving forward however you both see fit.

 

When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective. Remember that it’s okay if you don’t have all of the answers. Do your research to find verified information and resources so you can take action and be the change you wish to see in the world!

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