Journey to Community Housing with Supports Companion Guide

SHA Companion Guide Shares Cases Studies of Tenants with Different Needs, Opportunities, Challenges and Outcomes

In January 2018, the Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA) released, “The Journey to Community Housing with Supports Companion Guide.”

  • This companion to its original housing guide, offers candid stories in three case studies of people with different needs, opportunities, challenges and outcomes.
  • The Guide is a helpful resource highlighting the steps involved in creating individualized housing solutions in a variety of settings.

In 2016 through a generous grant from the New Jersey Council of Developmental Disabilities and along with partner Autism NJ, the Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA) published a housing guide entitled “The Journey to Community Housing with Support: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey.”

“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.

The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey expresses its deepest gratitude to the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities for the grant funding to develop The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey and related resources.

The Guide is also available in Spanish.

The Journey to Community Housing with Supports Companion Guide

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