News Updates

  • Everyday Heroes Shine Bright at Northgate II in Camden

    At Fair Share Housing, we like to call Northgate II an oasis of safety and stability in a city that has long struggled with intergenerational poverty and violent crime. Even in the midst of a deadly pandemic that threatens their own lives, our committed staff and kind-hearted volunteers continue to offer compassionate care to hundreds of seniors, disabled folks and low-income families who call Northgate II home.

    Published on May 19th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Pioneering Senior Affordable Housing Care In The COVID-19 Era

    As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the national health care system and economy, a mass infection of Northgate II residents has the potential to overwhelm the county hospital system. To help us deal with COVID-19 crisis, FSSS is seeking funding to pioneer telehealth wellness programming in senior affordable housing. Telehealth allows remote access to healthcare providers, who can virtually triage when a COVID-19 patient should head to the ER or is safe to remain quarantined at home. Senior-friendly computer tablets can help tenants deal with the ill effects of prolonged social isolation by providing access to mental health professionals as well as online wellness programming including yoga, tai chi, Zumba, meditation and other fitness classes. Since the COVID-19 crisis hit, telehealth wellness programming continues to gain ground in middle and upper-income senior communities, but remains an out-of-reach luxury for poor seniors living in affordable housing.

    Published on May 14th, 2020 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 »

  • Christmas “Gift Shop” A Hit in Camden and Mount Laurel

    Our Northgate II development in Camden is home to some 150 boys and girls who endure the daily struggles associated with living in one of our nation’s most violent and impoverished cities. Each year, we display toys in our community room and allow parents to “shop” for gifts for their children. We do the same thing at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center, where the kids also get to enjoy a delicious “Breakfast with Santa.” These holiday donations offered our young residents a moment of welcome relief, good cheer, and the chance to smile with the delight that only a wonderful new toy can inspire.

    Published on December 20th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • NGII Community Health Worker Wins “Excellence in Care Award”

    Our social services department at Northgate II in Camden got a major boost when our community health worker, Zaida Martinez, won LeadingAge New Jersey’s 2017 Excellence in Care Award. “Ms. Martinez goes above and beyond her job responsibilities,” said Fair Share Support Services Social Services Director Marilyn Mock. “Not only has she developed excellent relationships with tenants, but also with their families who have personally called me to compliment her work.”

    Published on December 6th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »