What's New on the NJ Community Resources Website
1/19/19 The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) page has been updated for the 2018 tax season, including details on where to go for free tax preparation services (VITA sites) and free tax filing software (Free File).
1/01/19 - The state's Lifeline Utility Assistance program has increased the 2019 annual income limit to $27,951 for individuals and to $34,268 for married couples.
11/18/18 - Created a new Congressional Delegations page of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania delegations to the 116th Congress.
11/13/18 - Links to five community agencies helping consumers during ACA's Open Enrollment Period.
10/18/18 - The Energy Assistance Programs page has been updated to reflect new income guidelines for LIHEAP, USF and PAGE programs. The deadline for the LIHEAP program has been set at August 31, 2019.
10/08/18 - Two additions to New Jersey Organizations, the Federal Reserve Board of New York and the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia. Both are active in community development activities and research which benefits the entire region.
9/14/18 - New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition is now Hunger Free New Jersey. It is listed in the statewide nonprofits section of the community resources page here.
8/28/18 - The logo and url to the state's Housing Resource Center have been updated. It takes effort to review all twenty webpages and 2000+ links here but you will rarely find broken links!
7/22/18 - Please share the fact that the states's LIHEAP program has been extended to August 31, according to a DCA press release issued last Thursday. The extension applies to heating, cooling and emergency assistance.
6/03/18 - Guadalupe Family Services, a Camden nonprofit founded in 1995, added to the community resources page. GFS offers clinical counseling and direct social services, focusing on families in distress.
5/28/18 - Three new Assembly members were sworn in last week: Linda Carter (LD22), Lisa Swain (LD38) and Christopher Tully (LD38). See the New Jersey Legislature page for listings.
5/13/18 - A couple venues added to the Music and Theatre section of the NJ Links page. Over 170 links from Cape May to Sussex, house concerts to arenas.
3/28/18 - New 2018 Weatherization Assistance Program income guidelines posted to the energy assistance page.
3/17/18 - Added several county ResourceNets which can be found in the community resources page. There is a ResourceNet for each county so families can obtain needed health services for their children.
3/14/18 - Updated the biographical page. It reveals I'm a candidate for a party office, to become the Democratic Committee Person in Philadelphia's Ward 22, Division 03.
2/24/18 - Re-added an old tutorial Patrick Crispen's Roadmap96, described as "a free, 27 lesson Internet training workshop designed to teach new "Net travellers" how to travel around the rapidly expanding (and often-times confusing) "Information Superhighway" without getting lost." Take a look to see what the Net was like in the 1990s.
1/29/2018 - Income guidelines with New Jersey SHARES are effective February 1. Visit NJ Energy Assistance Programs page. The New Jersey Legislature page has also been updated due to the swearing in of Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake (D-34).
1/28/2018 - The Earned Income Tax Credit page was updated which includes the new 2017 NJ EITC Fact Sheet published by the Department of Human Services.
1/22/18 - The annual income for 2018 has been increased for the state's Lifeline Utility Assistance program for seniors and disabled to $27,189 for individuals and $33,334 for married couples.
1/19/2018 - Update to the list of new freshmen in the 218th New Jersey Legislature.