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The Special Needs Housing Trust Fund has run out of money. Join us and find out how we can work together to renew funding for supportive housing.
History: The Special Needs Housing Trust Fund (SNHTF) was signed into law in 2005. It authorized the issuance of $200 million of bonds to create housing for people with special needs and the homeless. The SNHTF has spent almost all of these funds on supportive housing for persons with disabilities in all twenty-one counties.
Who are people with Special Needs?: Individuals with mental illness, physical or developmental disabilities, victims of domestic violence, ex-offenders and youth offenders, youth aging out of foster care, runaway and homeless youth, individuals and families who are homeless, disabled and homeless veterans, individuals with AIDS/HIV, or those who are in other emerging special needs groups defined by state agencies.
What have the funds been used for? The program, under the auspices of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has helped create quality housing people can afford with needed supportive services for over 2,000 families and individuals with special needs throughout New Jersey. Without this funding many of these families would still be living with aging parents or institutionalized. Others would be homeless or returning to prison because they couldn’t find a home they could afford.
It is only by working together that we can secure a permanent funding stream for this crucial funding stream for supportive housing. Save the date and join us on February 15th.