“The guide has been a tremendous resource to individuals and families first by opening them to the possibilities of community housing that had been largely unknown and some that were recently emerging,” writes Diane Riley, Executive Director of SHA NJ.
The Guide has been used by over 4,000 people. “Yet even as it continues to help people every day to find and secure safe, affordable and accessible homes, in communities near to their loved ones, more resources are needed,” writes Riley.
“Each (of the people interviewed for the Guide) offer real insight into how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Amid the practical advice, their hopes and dreams shine through showcasing not only how universal their quest is to live as independently as possible in neighborhoods of their choosing but also how much is possible with the right kind of supports.”
Please note that the identity of the people in these cases have been altered to protect their privacy. This resource offers the best information available at the time of its writing and is meant to build upon the information in our original housing guide available here.
The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) is a statewide, nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1998, whose mission is to promote and maintain a strong supportive housing industry in New Jersey serving people with special needs. SHA engages in education, advocacy and networking for and on behalf of its over 100 members.