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What is a Good Tenant? The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Hosts Another Tenant Workshop

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is hosting a Free Tenant Certification Training on March 21st at their Center located at 118 Division Street in Elizabeth.  The workshop benefits participants by empowering them with knowledge and tools to become good tenants. Between 9:30 am - 3:00 pm speakers will lead sessions on topics such as tenant’s rights, budgeting, how to find an apartment, how to interview with a landlord, advocating for yourself, and additional community services.

Participants will be awarded certificates upon completion of the workshop. Impress your landlord with your certification. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interested participants should R.S.V.P. by calling (908) 355-2060 ext. 205, or by emailing anunez@theelizabethcoalition.org.

Below, Luis Franco Esq., a Staff Attorney of the Central Jersey Legal Services presented at our last Tenant Training and provided an informative  

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workshop on legal rights.

About the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is a nonprofit established 35 years ago to serve the needs of the homeless and the near homeless in the community. The agency works to give their clients the tools to transition to safe, affordable housing so they can live healthy, productive lives and where they are accepted as members of the community. The Coalition teaches people to self-advocate and to empower themselves to become self-sufficient. The agency seeks to build a community of support and compassion in partnership with St. Joseph Social Service Center, the community-at-large, volunteers, and other agencies committed to advancing the interests of homeless and near homeless people.

 

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Hartz Mountain Presents to Planning Board

July 19, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – After months of waiting, Hartz Mountain continued its application for 750 Walnut at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting.

James Rhatican, Vice President of Land Use and Development at Hartz Mountain, along two witnesses, real estate broker Matt McDonough and architect Bruce Englebaugh, spoke on Hartz Mountain’s behalf.

Rhatican referred to McDonough as an ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

July 20, 2018

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County Sunday, July 22

July 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this weekend. The performance will be presented on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present an hour long performance of “Shakespeare Gumbo,” a stirring collection of ...

Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...