The DACKKs Group for Supportive Housing Development, a Bergen County, New Jersey, charity, is dedicated to helping the homeless make the transition to independent living. Our mission is simple. With the help of dedicated volunteers and the financial support from government and foundation grants, and private donors, we purchase properties throughout the Bergen County area , such as condominium units, single– and multi-family homes. These units are rented to people working to overcome homelessness and living with disabilities for thirty percent of their income…whatever their income.
Our much needed renovation of a kitchen and a bathroom in a turn of the last century house is complete! With funding from a CDBG grant and a very generous donation of $5,000 from the Bergen Highlands Ramsey Rotary Club, we have created functional spaces in these important rooms, replacing aged appliances, cabinets and flooring, ensuring that these properties remain safe and decent for our tenants. Thank you, Bergen Highlands Rotarians!
Funding for our LINKs Project –housing six adults and a child– has been renewed for the 2014 – 2015 project year! This HUD grant provides a 75% reimbursement of our operating costs for the four LINKs project properties. The DACKKS Group must come up with a 25% match for the total grant of $41,591, in addition to fully funding any expenses above the grant amount. Your generous support helps us to maintain this important project.
On Tuesday March 11, the Municipal Council of the City of Newark voted to approve one of the largest Redevelopment Agreements ever…read the entire article here.
A recent study by the University of North Carolina Charlotte confirmed that supportive housing is cost effective…read article here
Reducing homelessness, incarceration and costs through supportive housing…nyc see the findings from the fuse program
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Barclay’s PGA Tour
Ridgewood Country Club
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Wine and Food: A Perfect Pairing
“Ending homelessness is possible. As Mandela said “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” It is in fact something we can and must achieve.” Read the whole article…