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Can you recommend other affordable housing resources in New Jersey?

Below is a list of affordable housing resources in New Jersey: 

  • New Jersey renters, landlords and homeowners seeking information on the latest housing rules, assistance grants, legal assistance or help working out a rental repayment plan can find answers through a website launched by the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey at www.housinghelpnj.org.
  • The New Jersey Housing Resource Center provides listings of homes for sale and for rent throughout the state. 
  • Visit 211.org for a clearing house of resources. You can search by topic and zip code.
  • The Rutgers Help NJ Resource Guide provides a clearinghouse of information about housing assistance.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a list of rental resources.
  • The Division of Aging Services’ Housing Options for Senior Citizens provides links to housing options throughout New Jersey.
  • The Central Jersey Housing Resource Center is a nonprofit corporation that provides housing opportunities and home buyer counseling in and around Somerset County, New Jersey.
  • The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who are at risk of homelessness, but are ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families welfare, General Assistance welfare or Supplemental Security Income.  SSH can pay for emergency food or a motel or shelter stay for a limited amount of time.  It also can provide rental, mortgage, utility, and security deposit assistance. This program, which operates on a 24-hour emergency basis, also includes referral services and limited case management.
  • New Jersey’s Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) provides limited financial assistance to low- and moderate income tenants and homeowners in imminent danger of eviction or foreclosure due to temporary financial problems beyond their control. Funds are used to disburse payments in the forms of loans and grants to landlords and mortgage companies on behalf of eligible households in danger of homelessness.
  • New Jersey’s Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re- Housing Program (HPRP) provides temporary financial assistance to prevent households from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. A list of agencies that participate in this program is found on this website.
  • Interfaith Neighbors’ rental assistance program is designed to help low income families avoid homelessness or recover from the unfortunate circumstances that caused them to become homeless.
  • The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) provides resource referrals for financial assistance for paying rental arrears to avoid eviction.
  • The Assisted Living Research Institute's web page provides extremely well detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens in the State of New Jersey: https://www.assistedliving.org/new-jersey/.