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 COMMUNITY UPDATE

 To schedule a pick up or reserve a
 computer, contact Cumberland County   Weekly Update: Inspira   really understanding that the things
 Library at 856-453-2210, option 3. The   that we do know is, as we look at the
 library is at 800 East Commerce Street   CEO Urges COVID-19   numbers of patients in our hospital,
 in Bridgeton. For updates on re-opening   Vaccination To Avoid   those individuals who are on ventila-
 you may check the website at cclnj.org.  tors, which means that the sickest of the                                           What We Do
       Hospitalization                      sick who have COVID, 80 percent,
         Excerpted from
 DCA Disburses More   January 10, 2022 mes-  both nationally, as well as within our                                             Financial Planning
                                                                                                                                  Investments
                                                                                                                                  Mutual Funds
 Than $500,000 in   sage to the community,   own facility, are unvaccinated. No,                                                Income Planning
                                            the vaccine will not prevent you from
 Federal Emergency   inspirahealthnetwork.  getting COVID, but it will certainly                                                  Tax Planning
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       org/covid19
 Rental Assistance                          minimize the impact that this virus                                                  Medicare Plans
                                            has.
 The New Jersey Department of   Hello, so I wish I   So we continue to make available                                              Fixed Rates
                                                                                                                                   401K, 403B
 Community Affairs (DCA) announced   had better news, but   all of our vaccine availability within                                   IRAs
 last week that it has disbursed more than  the reality is we are in the middle of the   Mullica Hill and Vineland. That contin-  Wealth Transfers
 $518 million in federal Emergency Rental  beginning of the surge. Our hospitals   ues to remain open. Appointments are         Charitable Giving
                                                                                                                                Trust Management
 Assistance (ERA) funds to New Jersey   are filled and there are lots of really sick   required.                               Retirement Planning
 residents affected by the COVID-19   people here. So our emergency room   If this wasn’t enough, New Jersey                    Educational Plans
 pandemic. The rental relief has been dis-  waits are very long. We have begun   ranked number one last week on influ-            Life Insurance
 tributed to 58,469 households by DCA’s   to double up if we have single-bedded   enza cases. So not only are we dealing        Health Insurance
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 Division of Housing and Community   rooms. So there are now two patients in   with the global pandemic, now we have           Disability Insurance
 Resources during the second phase of   a room.   the flu that is moving quickly, and so,   609-852-2470                         Long Term Care
 the State’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental   We are making accommodations   we’re encouraging people to make sure
 Assistance Program (CVERAP).  and trying to hire staff temporarily to   they get their flu shots.   Investment products and advisory services are offered through Sorrento Pacific Financial, LLC.(Member FINRA /SIPC) and SEC
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 Also, DCA announced that the State   bring on to deal with all this surge and   So obviously, with all of this infor-
 of New Jersey has received an additional  the Commissioner of Health has con-  mation that I’ve just shared, the state   WWW.SHOREWEALTH.COM
 $42.7 million in federal rental assistance   vened all of the CEOs and indicated the   continues to remain at red visitor
 funds that were reallocated by the U.S.   surge may begin anywhere between   restrictions. I know that it’s very diffi-
 Department of Treasury based on DCA’s   the 11th and the 20th of January, with   cult. I’ve heard from many of you about
 high performance in distributing the aid   the 20th hitting the peak, and then we   how frustrating it is not to be able to
 to households in need. DCA is the state   don’t know how quickly that will fall,   get information. We continue to try and
 agency in charge of administering the   or it will be delayed—on one model, a   respond as best we can, but at the end
 federal rental assistance on behalf of the   different model, till the beginning of   of the day, the reality is that the volume
 State. In fact, the State of New Jersey   February.   is significant and we are doing our best
 was one of only three states to receive   Now, many of you have said to me,   to meet your needs and we’ll continue
 reallocated funds from other states in the  I don’t understand. I don’t understand   to do so....
 nation that didn’t use them. The other   all this conflicting guidance. I don’t   Until we meet again, be well and stay
 states were California and New York,   understand why the rules aren’t just the   safe.
 and the State of New Jersey received the  rules. The rules aren’t the rules because   —Amy Mansue, president and
 second highest reallocation among these   the variant hasn’t given us a playbook,   CEO, Inspira Health,
 states.  right. We’re all trying to figure it out.   inspirahealthnetwork.org/covid19
 Of the households that received   And so, the most important thing is             Immediate
 rental assistance in the second phase
 of CVERAP, the overwhelming major-  The State introduced critical eviction   local, county, and/or state government.   Openings!
 ity—88 percent—are considered either   protections for renter households that   To find out more about current eviction
 extremely low-income (less than 30   have experienced economic hardships   protections available and how to self-cer-  UP TO
 percent of area median income) or very   during the pandemic. To be protected   tify for these protections, visit covid19.
 low-income (less than 50 percent of area   from eviction due to nonpayment of rent   nj.gov/renter.
 median income).  from March 2020 through August 31,   Applications are currently closed
 “We are also urging people who are in  2021, tenants must self-certify as to their   for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental   $500
 danger of being evicted from their home   income for these protections. To be pro-  Assistance Program Phase II and the
 to protect themselves by filling out the   tected for the months of September 2021   Eviction Prevention Program. DCA will
                                                                                    sign-on
 eviction protection self-certification form  through December 31, 2021, they must   use the additional $42.7 million in federal    sign-on BONUS
 offered by the State,” added Lt. Governor  self-certify their income and also apply in
 Oliver.  some way for rental assistance through         Continued on next page
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