Aging Systems, Intellectual and Development Systems, Justice Systems have Populations the Greatest Needs for Supportive Housing
About 1.2 million American families and individuals have a need for some supportive housing. CSH separated these 1.2 million people into eight categories that rely on a variety of systems: aging systems, family systems, individual homeless systems, intellectual and developmental systems, justice systems, mental health systems, substance use systems, and youth systems.
The groups with the most significant need for some level of supportive housing are the aging systems, intellectual and developmental systems, and the justice systems. These three systems together represent around 75% of the total supportive housing need.
The report includes current supportive housing need by state. Among other states in the U.S., New Jersey falls in the middle range needing 25,396 supportive housing units. In trend with the national averages, the greatest needs in New Jersey are in the aging, intellectual and development, and justice systems. According to CSH data, aging systems in New Jersey make up the greatest need per capita at 0.00083. To see more detailed data about supportive housing needs in New Jersey, visit this CSH report.
CSH defines supportive housing as affordable housing with flexible services that help individuals live independent and dignified lives. It is a critical subset of the affordable and private housing markets. Click here for the full report.
When adequate funding is dedicated towards supportive housing and affordable housing, individuals across New Jersey and the United States will have greater access to safe, accessible, and affordable housing. Housing is a right and necessity for individuals and community to thrive.
Click here for the supportive housing data from CSH.
To learn more about the work of CSH, please visit its website.