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.
The Latest News
The DACKKs Group for Supportive Development raised almost $60,000 at its 12th Annual fundraising event Wine and Food: A Perfect Pairing, held at the lovely Brick House in Wyckoff, NJ. DACKKs Vice President, Ellen Rafferty, chaired the event, which featured a wine tasting reception with Silent Auction and 50⁄50 Raffle, and a Live Auction featuring Rehab items for a property renovation. See the full photo album here.
With the help of a $20,436 CDBG grant, the DACKKs Group completed a much needed electrical upgrade and renovation of a sixty year old kitchen in one of its properties. A second CDBG grant of $5,825 helped us to replace a thirty year old HVAC unit in one of our condos.
This year, a $28,925 CDBG grant will partially cover the renovation of another kitchen and bathroom in a turn of the last century house. In addition to the CDBG funding, a generous donation of $5,000 was made by the Bergen Highlands Ramsey Charitable Foundation…many thanks, BHR!
We are still awaiting news on our renewal application for an operating grant that helps to cover the expenses of our LINKs properties.
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
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Lord and Taylor’s Shop Smart, Do Good
Ridgewood, NJ store
Go to the Lord and Taylor website and select The DACKKs Group from the drop-down list.
August 19 – 24
Barclay’s PGA Tour
Ridgewood Country Club
More information to come.
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…