How to Find Housing for Adults with Disabilities in NJ

December 29, 2021

Erin Jerome

smiling woman outsideThere are many housing resources available for people with disabilities depending on the needs of the individual. These include fully staffed residential programs and affordable rental housing so that people with disabilities keep their independence and stay active in the community. 

CAU offers an array of housing options for individuals with disabilities, including residential programs with 24-hour trained staff, emergency housing, affordable housing and support staff who come and assist members according to their needs. Learn more about our housing in Union County.

Housing Programs and Options in NJ

Section 811 Supportive Housing for people with disabilities program

The Section 811 Supportive Housing for people with disabilities program provides disabled people affordable subsidized apartments. This program allows people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by subsidizing rental housing opportunities which provide access to supportive services.

To qualify for this type of housing, at least one adult household member must have a disability such as a physical disability, developmental disability and/or chronic mental illness. The household must make less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) in the area to which they are applying, or less than 30% of AMI for some properties built after 2012.

The New Jersey Housing Resource Center is an online registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout New Jersey, including rentals, for-sale housing and housing with accessibility features.

Housing Programs within the Department of Human Services (DHS)trinity living room

DHS tries to help find the right housing/supportive housing for people with developmental disabilities or mental health issues, those who are blind/visually impaired, those in the addiction recovery process, and those in need of emergency housing. Please visit the DHS Housing page for more information.

The New Jersey Divisions of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), within the Department of Human Services (DHS), is the New Jersey state agency that provides funding for services and support to individuals 21 years of age and above who are disabled intellectually and/or developmentally. Below are some of the housing options available for individuals with developmental disabilities.

art timeSupervised Housing

CAU operates supervised apartments and group homes in the community for people with disabilities who are 21 or older. Committed and trained staff provide assistance to residential members with living skills, community integration, personal care and more depending on the individual’s needs. Staff are on site 24/7 with members, including overnight supervision in case of an emergency.

Members are given private bedrooms in a shared environment with a maximum of 4 roommates who are matched based on interests. Behaviorists, nurses, psychologists and communication specialists are available for extra support. For more information, visit our residential programs page.

Supportive Living Apartment Program

We provide in-home support to our members who live in their owned or rented apartment, free standing home, or condominium independently. Members are assisted by staff regularly based on their individual needs. This provides independence to our members and offers the ability to explore their community. 

 Many members of the program have lived with their family and have the desire to live on their own or have graduated from the supervised apartment program. Parents with disabilities are also benefited by the program. Garwood Exterior

Our DDD-Approved Residential Vacancies in New Jersey

At CAU, we provide community-based housing and supportive services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Choose from DDD group homes and community-based apartments located in New Jersey or in-home support for members who live independently in their rented/owned apartment, free standing apartment, or condominium. 

View CAU residential vacancies

Contact Community Access Unlimited Today To Learn More About Our Housing Options

Please contact us to learn more about our housing and other programs. Our staff are happy to help. Contact us on our website or call us at: (908) 354-3040.