News about supportive housing, affordable housing, and housing for people with special needs in New Jersey.
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"Right now the biggest battle is in coming up with a realistic number and the second is coming up with realistic opportunities," said Donna Blaze, executive director of the Affordable Housing Alliance, a nonprofit in Monmouth County.
Adam Resnick walked through the doors of his new apartment off North Main Street in Barnegat and sank into a wide leather chair, quite at ease.
Adam, 40, who has autism and an intellectual disability, is moving out of his parents’ home and into a shared apartment that is clean, brightly-lit and affordable. He'll move into the furnished unit early next year.
“When you have a child like Adam, you’re always thinking: ‘What will happen to him when I’m not around?’” said Ilene Resnick, his mother. “This is the kind of place he’d live in if he was a normal guy.”
Click below to read the entire article published in the Asbury Park Press on December 11, 2015