Over the past several years the Division has made - and plans to continue to make - a substantial investment in both capital financing as well funding for housing subsidies to fill in the gaps in the costs of housing.
The Supportive Housing Connection, a partnership between the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) and the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) launched in February 2015, is continuing in its role of coordinating available rental subsidy resources to meet the permanent supportive housing needs of residents with developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues. Division-funded housing subsidies are expected to be available, dependent upon resources, to individuals accessing services through both the Community Care Waiver (CCW) and the new Supports Program. Additional information about how to access these subsidies will be distributed very soon.
The Housing Policies Memorandum provides additional information regarding the Division's policies related to capital funding, sprinklers, and filling of existing contracted vacancies.