“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.”