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05
Mar

DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO – Friday, MARCH 13, 2020

DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO – Friday, MARCH 13, 2020 Sponsored by HomeSharing, Inc. HomeSharing, Inc. provides Affordable Shared Housing Services in Central Jersey.   Homesharing, Inc., Central Jersey’s Affordable Shared Housing Program, will be holding its Designer Handbag Bingo event on Friday, March 13th at the Somerville Elks Lodge in Bridgewater, NJ. A wide array of

18
Feb

World Day of Social Justice

  The World Day of Social Justice is annually observed to acknowledge how social justice affects poverty elimination and social integration. This year’s theme, closing the inequalities gap, is something HomeSharing knows well. High housing costs are problem for many in New Jersey.  The fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment, $1,501, is higher than

18
Feb

HomeSharing Celebrates 35 Years

Since 1984, HomeSharing’s mission has been to create affordable housing solutions by matching “Providers”- people who need to share their homes or apartments in order to maintain them, with “Seekers”- individuals searching for affordable housing in the community. We are the only agency in New Jersey using the shared housing model to serve the working

18
Feb

Information for Banks: HomeSharing and the CRA

HomeSharing qualifies as an agency to invest in for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit. In order to receive CRA credit a bank’s activities must have one of the following as its primary purpose: Affordable housing Community services targeted to low- and moderate- income individuals Activities that promote economic development Activities that revitalize or stabilize Low

14
Feb

How The New Tax Law Will Affect HomeSharing

The new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has unintended consequences for nonprofits, their donors and their clients. Analysts expect the law’s provisions will reduce charitable giving by about 6-9% per year (Neo Law Group, 2018). Increasing the standard deduction will depress charitable giving because only those who itemize their deductions get the

14
Feb

HomeSharing Welcomes Jill Stein

Some of you may remember Jill, as she previously worked at HomeSharing in 2011-2012. Jill returned to us in June, excited to continue to help homeowners and those seeking affordable housing and secure stable long term homes. Before joining HomeSharing, Jill spent over ten years working for a non profit developing affordable housing in New

07
May

IN MEMORIAM: CHARLES M. HUCK

Charley Huck, the longtime HomeSharing board member who died April 25 at the age of 87, was a remarkable man. He lived a life full of kindness, wisdom, creativity and dignity and he possessed integrity, insight, tolerance and empathy second to none. Everywhere he went in life he planted the seeds of grace. There was

05
Jan

IN THE NEWS: Struggling New Jersey Non-Profits

New Jersey non-profits are struggling and HomeSharing is no exception. Federal, state and local governments provide the majority of funding for state non-profits. Additional funding comes from the private sector, mostly individual donors. The rest comes from corporations and private foundations. There has been a trend in New Jersey to reduce government funding for “nonessential”

05
Jan

HomeSharing Logo Receives Registered Trademark

After 33 years of providing service, HomeSharing has received a Registered Trademark for its logo, which includes the HomeSharing name. HomeSharing provides much technical assistance to other agencies wanting to start a shared housing program. The trademark will prevent these entities from using our logo/name in their programs, which is especially important should these agencies