New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing

TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

aka New Jersey Deaf Housing   |   Montville, NJ   |  www.njdh.org

Mission

NJDH is a 501c3 non profit all volunteer organization. NJDH is an advocate for building independent living Supportive housing in NJ for Deaf, deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened adults. NJDH is actively working with NJ and developers that are experienced in building supportive housing in NJ.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Lauren Lercher

Main address

PO Box 112

Montville, NJ 07045 USA

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Formerly known as

New Jersey Senior Deaf Housing

EIN

46-1682201

NTEE code info

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

NJDH is 501c3 non profit all volunteer organization. NJDH is an advocate for development of supportive independent living in NJ for Deaf, deafblind, Hard of Hearing and late deafened adults.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Advocacy for Supportive Deaf Housing in NJ

Advocates for supportive specialized independent living housing in NJ for Deaf, deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened adults.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community residents in the area reporting a positive image toward the housing complex

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with disabilities

Related Program

Advocacy for Supportive Deaf Housing in NJ

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers of people with disabilities who have completed surveys requesting apartment when NJDH is completed

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NJDH proposes to partner with an experienced NJ Developer to renovate Building 24 at the Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Ewing NJ into independent living apartments for Deaf, deafblind, Hard of Hearing and late deafened adults. At present Building 24, a former dormitory, is vacant.

NJDH has partnered with Triple C Housing and presented a proposal in December, 2021, to the NJ Department of Education to obtain a long term lease on Building 24 at Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Ewing, NJ. Once the long term lease is granted, both NJDH and Triple C Housing will work together to obtain funding from Federal and State agencies to renovate Building 24 into independent apartments in a supportive development. All environmental and disability requirements will be adhered to with the addition of specialized technology to assist people with communication needs.

NJDH has successfully developed a partnership with Triple C Housing. Triple C Housing is a NJ developer experienced in developing supportive housing.

A proposal has been prepared and sent to the NJ Department of Education in December, 2021. A long term lease has been requested in this proposal. NJDH has informal information that the proposal will be favorably accepted.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Adults with disabilities, communication, Deaf, deaf blind, Hard of Hearing and late deafened

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Became more inclusive by changing title of our organization to NJ Deaf Housing instead of NJ Deaf Senior Housing. This indicates that our target population is adults who are Deaf, deafblind, Hard of Hearing and late deafened in general, not exclusively seniors.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President Lauren Lercher

NJDH

Term: 2021 - 2024

Kathy Kady-Hopkins

NJDH

Kimberley Mecane

NJDH

Jane Cyran

NJDH

Lucinda Brooks

NJDH

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.