The NJ Housing Navigation Project (NJHNP) will expand access to affordable housing for the most economically challenged households in NJ. The project will include the creation of a Housing Navigation Best Practices Report, Library and Toolkit based on both nationwide and local research.  People with lived experience and a range of organizations will guide the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey's work to better understand both successful strategies and barriers to service delivery through the establishment of a multi-sector collaborative. 

The collaborative will work together to identify changes, opportunities for shared resources, and coordinated services to establish guidelines for NJ.  Finally, with lessons learned through the practical use of resources and application of guidelines, the collaborative will provide a set of recommendations for funding, procedure and policy improvement guiding efforts to make affordable housing accessible to many more individuals and families throughout New Jersey. 

Goal of the Focus Groups:
The focus groups will help us gain an understanding of how very low income households are getting connected to housing in NJ.  We will be conducting six focus groups with NJ residents who have used services to connect to housing.  We will be working with individuals from a range of backgrounds and regions.
How to Join a Focus Group:
Complete and submit a brief NJHNP focus group survey of interest, linked here: https://forms.gle/EXRG9wqp7cXT8TLh7
We will let you know via email whether or not you have been chosen to participate. Focus group participants will receive a gift card as a thank you for their participation.
Questions?  Please email Kate Leahy at kate.leahy@shanj.org

We're looking for social service professionals who work to connect low-income clients to housing, generally through work with landlords, property managers, etc.  Does such a role exist within your organization?  If it does, we'd appreciate it if you would reach out to Kate Leahy, Project Manager at kate.leahy@shanj.org to let us know.  Thank you.

This initiative was funded by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA.)