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Gail Levinson is the Executive Director of SHA. Before becoming director of SHA, Gail directed the nonprofit organization, Arts Unbound, which provides skills building and earnings opportunities in the visual arts for students and emerging artists with disabilities in NJ. Gail has worked in the disability community her entire professional career serving as Director of Policy and Legislation for the Mental Health Association in NJ, Director of Advocacy for the Community Health Law Project, Liaison to the AIDS Community at the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann La Roche, and Team Leader for the NJ Children's Initiative. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her interests and goals have always gravitated toward improving community access and opportunities for people living with special needs.
Gail Levinson | October 6, 2015
Finding places to live for the poorest citizens, and for those with special needs, is essential to building a diverse community
The League of Municipalities released two commissioned reports that serve to advise judges, developers, and other housing experts on its position relative to the Mount Laurel doctrine and the establishment of formulas for the production of low- and moderate-income housing as per the Mount Laurel doctrine and the New Jersey Fair Housing Act.
Of concern to the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) is the reports’ recommendation that people living on extremely low incomes, less than 20 percent of area median income, be excluded from state housing-policy requirements because their incomes are too low to afford an affordable rent. So where will they live?
SHA applauds Mayor DeBlasio and the city of New York for requiring affordable housing in all future development projects! — Gail Levinson, SHA
“…In the most forceful remarks yet of an administration determined to reshape the cityscape, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top planning official declared on Friday that affordable units will be a requirement for any future real estate project requiring a zoning change from the city.”
Click here to read the New York Times article.