New Jersey Advocacy Agenda for Healthy Aging in Supportive Housing

To proactively think through realistic solutions in closing the gap in the supportive housing need for older adults in New Jersey, CSH developed an Advocacy Agenda in collaboration with stakeholders representing local and state, nonprofit and government perspectives.

The following four workgroups met throughout 2021 to brainstorm ideas to guide the state in the critical coordination, funding and policy changes needed to expand supportive housing for the ageing population. The influx of federal and state dollars, the unique Medicaid proposals for the stateā€™s 1115 waiver, and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) set new standards within the national conversation. This is the moment for New Jersey to think big on supporting aging residents who need a combination of affordable housing and services to stay in their community and age in place. This Advocacy Agenda is the road map to guide New Jersey in this effort.

Workgroups that developed the Advocacy Agenda

  • Maintaining Capital Funding
  • Expanding Service Dollars / Eligibility 
  • Strengthening the Workforce 
  • Addressing Not In My Backyard (NIMBYism)

Contact Cassondra Warney (cassondra.warney@csh.org) to become involved in this ongoing work.

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