News Updates

  • A Banner Year for FSHD

    As we wind down 2019, Fair Share Housing Development is celebrating what has turned out to be a banner year. This November, we broke ground on a new outdoor recreation area at our Ethel R. Lawrence Homes (ERLH) developmen, which will allow us to relocate and expand the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. We will also start construction in early 2020 on Evans Francis Estates, which will create 54 affordable homes in Cherry Hill Township. It took more than three decades to win approval and financing for this development – a battle that was even more difficult than what FSHD faced trying to build ERLH, our flagship development.

    Published on November 21st, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • ERLH ‘Back-to-School’ Fundraising Drive Is Parent-Led Success

    Back-to-School can be a stressful time for parents and kids. This year, our families got to ease back into the swing of things thanks to some extraordinarily community-minded parents who led a fundraising drive to supply ERLH kids with free book bags, supplies and many other treats.

    Published on September 26th, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • 2019 Job Readiness Workshop Draws Nice Crowd

    Back by popular demand, on March 21st, 2019, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center hosted our Second Job Readiness Workshop in the Ethel Lawrence Executive Conference Room. The purpose of the workshop was to educate a new crop of attending students on the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment, from the initial job search to the acceptance of an offer. During the workshop, we covered three main areas: resume preparation, interview etiquette, and professional behavior while on the job.This year, we were fortunate to have a corporate recruiter on site to provide tips and tricks to creating stellar resumes.

    Published on March 21st, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Learning From Nation’s ‘Thought Leaders’ in After-School Care

    Michael Morris, Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Director, reflects on national conference which is inspiring him to develop new programs to benefit our kids. He especially enjoyed the talk by Harlem Children’s Zone founder Geoffrey Canada: “It was incredibly inspiring to hear how that, when Harlem Children’s Zone was starting out, the premier afterschool program in the country faced many of the same struggles that we face.”

    Published on March 4th, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Home Is Where the Heart Is

    At the local, state and national levels, Holy Cross alumni are fighting to create affordable housing for all. Read more about Peter J. O’Connor’s lifelong mission to help the poor with quality affordable housing in New Jersey.

    Published on October 23rd, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »