Although this was published several months ago, it came to our attention recently as a reminder of how important civil rights compliance needs to be in the development of supportive housing in NJ. We encourage you to read this and share your comments.
Opening Doors, Issue 29, November 2006
Best Practice Principles for Achieving Civil Rights in Permanent Supportive Housing
This issue of Opening Doors discusses why permanent supportive housing is an important option for some people with disabilities, and explores the difficulties in coordinating the categorical approach to providing services with the housing systemâ€™s general prohibition on category-specific tenant selection practices. This issue includes a discussion of best practice principles that can be used to achieve a vision of supportive housing that comes closer to an ideal: permanent affordable, integrated, community-based housing where the right to occupy the housing unit is based on standard landlord-tenant laws, and in which flexible, on-demand supportive services are available and controlled by the tenant. Available in PDF or HTML.