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Housing and Homelessness Resources

Housing Resources

Homelessness, Shelters, and Emergency Housing


HPP provides rental assistance to low- and moderate-income persons who are facing eviction because of temporary financial problems beyond their control. Assistance from this program is not available to people on welfare and/or receiving any other housing assistance. (Welfare recipients have other financial resources available to them.) To make a referral, contact the office in the county where you (or your client) live. See Homelessness Prevention Program Contact Information (from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs) for a listing of contact numbers by county.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program

PATH PROGRAMS provide services to individuals suffering from serious mental illness, or suffering from serious mental illness and substance abuse; who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

The PATH program provides outreach and case management services, and assists homeless, mentally ill individuals in obtaining housing and access to mental health services. Support and coordination of additional necessary services, such as assessment, service planning, service linkage, ongoing monitoring, ongoing clinical support, and advocacy is also provided through the program. Services and eligibility can vary. Click here to find the PATH Program nearest you.

Housing Resources for Youth ​​​​​​​​