We are pleased to issue a Policy Position on Supportive Housing in NJ. This document is a compilation of issues and priorities for a strengthened supportive housing industry that has been composed with input from providers, consumers, families and government representatives. We invite you to share the statement and to work with us to improve opportunities in housing and supports for people with special needs.

The Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA)
Policy Position

Spring, 2018 | 185 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079 | 908-931-1131 | diane.riley@shanj.org | www.shanj.org

We call upon the Murphy Administration, state legislators, members of Congress, fellow advocates, SHA members, families and consumers to work together to address these issues and create solutions so that we can advance a strong and robust supportive housing industry.

Supportive Housing is a philosophy and model that advocates the development of safe, permanent, affordable homes with supportive services in communities for people who live with special needs. It is an approach that regards housing as a human right, with the opportunity to integrate into one’s community and live as one chooses, with support.* A strong supportive housing system supports a strong state economy and provides opportunities for people to assimilate into society, living with dignity and becoming as self-sufficient as possible.  SHA supports a varied approach to community housing that promotes tenant independence, flexibility and choice and fosters community integration.

Policy Position on Supportive Housing