There are several agencies in Middlesex County that can provide rent assistance to qualified low income families. The agencies, most of which are non-profits or run by the government, will focus their limited resources on families facing an eviction. Funds for paying rent will also be prioritized on those residents with some form of income.
If a resident of Perth Amboy or the county is too far behind, then the agencies will try to help the family find some form of affordable alternative housing. In these cases, they will offer information on security deposit programs or government grants that can possibly assist with a portion of the moving costs or rent that is due for the new home or apartment.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen has several churches that are part of the organization. The organization will offer rent help to low income families that are facing homelessness. There is focus on senior citizens as well as families with children.
The charity will also provide one-time security or utility deposit assistance, Rapid Re-Housing, legal aid to tenants, case management and more. This will all be in addition to the funds for back rent. Location is 271 Smith St, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861, or dial (732) 826 – 9160.
NJ Department of Community Affairs
Location is 45 Kilmer Rd
Edison, New Jersey, 08817
(732) 777 – 6999
The government agency processes applications for section 8 vouchers.
Puerto Rican Association for Human Development
100 First St
Perth Amboy NJ based
Eviction prevention is for immigrants. They also offer counseling, food to the homeless as well as information on grant programs for rent and more. For details, dial (732) 638 – 2870.
Community Hope and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
(855) 483 – 8466
Assistance is for veterans in Middlesex County. Funding is very limited. They will help families struggling to live in their home. Money is for utility bills, rental expenses, transportation, and more. Also, get appreciations to VA benefits.
Jewish Renaissance Foundation
Address: 149 Kearny Ave 2nd Fl
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 08861
(732) 324 – 2114
Numerous services are run. When it comes to any rent help, this will be provided in the form of a zero percent interest loan. The Family Assistance Center will also assist with mortgages, coordinate low income housing, and help with move in costs.
Salvation Army has a few centers in the region. Transitional housing, such as Care House, is offered along with referrals to emergency financial aid for short term rent or shelters.
Perth Amboy office is at (732) 293-1400.
615 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ, dial (908) 756-2595
St. Vincent de Paul Society housing programs
256 Augusta Street, South Amboy, New Jersey, dial (732) 721-7418
1119 Englishtown Rd, Old Bridge, NJ, telephone (732) 251-5285
286 Smith St, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, dial (732) 826-0004
Volunteers will visit the struggling, such as seniors, single parents, and disabled. A small amount of money may be offered for a portion of rent. Other services include short term housing, funds for heating bills or water costs to stop homelessness, and applications to loan programs or public aid.
Central Jersey Legal Services - Legal Services of Middlesex County New Jersey
Attorneys will give free advice to tenants facing an eviction or that are having disputes of housing with their landlords.
HPRP - Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing is used to stop evictions and place families into new apartments. Government grants help with rental expenses and related costs, such as moving expenses or a security/utility deposit. There may also be HPRP funds to provide motel vouchers in Middlesex County, and rent assistance is available for the working poor and single mothers. Continue reading.
FISH Hospitality - Interfaith Hospitality Network
456 New Market Rd
Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854
Call (732) 968 – 5957
Displaced families may receive shelter and possible placement into other short term housing.
Middlesex County Board of Social Services is located at 181 How Ln. They help families apply for government aid, including public housing, utility programs, and more. The main office is in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, or call (732) 745-3500.
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