How to House NJ’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
“For low-income people with disabilities, New Jersey is not a welcoming place to live. … There are about 120,000 adults with disabilities in New Jersey who receive Social Security Supplemental Security Income benefits and live on less than $800 monthly.”
Levin suggests several ideas for New Jersey can “House its most vulnerable citizens” including:
- Redirect public monies.
- Encourage private investment.
- Seek more efficient housing models.
- Work with towns to build affordable housing.
- Refurbish and build with accessibility in mind.
- Add rental vouchers to the (state) budget.
- Employ people with disabilities.
- Encourage landlords to subsidize housing for people of very low income.
“No one place or state entity provides enough resources to solve the housing crisis. A mix of public and private resources and the natural support system must come together to achieve creative solutions. Everyone in New Jersey deserves a place to call home.”
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