Bergen County New Jersey short term and transitional housing.

Housing programs in the greater Bergen County region are extensive. Qualified low income or homeless individuals can use the services provided by emergency shelters. Families using the centers will then normally be placed into a transitional housing program and the next step is a permanent, low income home or apartment in the area.

Throughout this process the client will benefit from case management, job training, employment opportunities, and direct support such as free meals and food. Case managers and volunteers at many of the non-profits will also help people locate permanent housing in Bergen County.

As most residents know, housing costs are expensive in New Jersey. Another component of transitional housing is financial aid. This can be funds to maybe pay moving costs, security deposits, or maybe first months rent on a new home or apartment. Some of the primary non-profits and organizations to call for information in Bergen County are below.

Bergen County Community Action Partnership - Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
Address - 241 Moore St
Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601
(201) 968-0200
The government agency can issue funds to rehouse the homeless and grants can assist with security deposits. Some money may be available to pay rent to prevent an eviction to begin with. Other services include case management, credit repair, and more for Bergen County New Jersey families.

Bergen County Division of Family Guidance
125 Essex Street
Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601
The Shelter Plus Care program will arrange for subsidized, low income independent living for 18 - 21 year olds. They need to be working or in school.




Housing, Health and Human Services Center
Location is 120 South River St
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Provides Housing Placement and Support. The intent is to place qualified clients into permanent rental housing and apartments. In addition, financial resources and emergency aid are made available to support this placement or to help those in danger of becoming homeless. Follow up is provided as well as referrals to nearby health and human service agencies and charities. A temporary shelter is also available. It is a dormitory style unit. Additional capacity is created during the cold winter months of northern New Jersey.

Birth Haven
19 West Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607
Toll Free: 800-550-4900
A non-profit that may provide shelter, low income housing, support and education services to homeless, pregnant women and girls in the region.

Bergen County Homeless Shelter
67 Orchard St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 488-5100

Community Hope
(973) 463-9600
The non-profit runs a Transitional Housing Program. The focus is on supporting individuals who are in recovery from serious and persistent mental illnesses. Qualified applicants can be provided affordable housing within shared apartments and homes. Other services for the homeless and those that need housing help include Counseling, Advocacy, Linkage to community services including employment, education, services, budgeting, credit repair, and more.

Crossroads Programs
Address is 610 Beverly-Rancocas Rd
Willingboro, New Jersey, 08046
(973) 463 - 9600
The Rites of Passage, short term transitional housing program provides individuals and qualified families with a stable living environment in a group home. Assistance provided will help young adults become self-sufficient.





Family Promise of Bergen County - A New Leaf Transitional Housing
Main address - 100 Dayton St.
Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07450
Call (201) 833 - 8009 for intake.
Transitional apartments are for qualified families. They will need to pay a portion of their income towards rent and other housing costs. Fees will be based on a percentage of your income. Volunteers and donations help this program continue to function.

PerformCare, Adolescent Housing HUB
Location is 300 Horizon Dr.
Robbinsville, NJ, 08691
(877) 652 - 7624
The program does mostly focus on the youth. The non-profit can help people transition into short term and/or low income permanent housing. The organization works closely with the state of New Jersey Office of Adolescent Services as well as the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Clients need to be employed and/or attending school. Other services offered include vocational and job training.
The Transitional Living Program is a short term, time-limited and defined housing program. Most of the recipients of the aid are currently homeless. The other option is the Permanent Support Housing. For this, tenants who stay in the apartments will need to pay a portion of their income towards rent, usually up to 30%.

Christ Church Community Development Corp
Hackensack, NJ 07661
Main number is (201)488-3850

Shelter Our Sisters Transitional Housing
405 State St
Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601
Assistance is available so clients for a maximum of 2 years. It is for residents who are moving out of emergency shelters. Counselors are available, and the low income housing units can also support victims (women and children) of domestic violence.



By Jon McNamara

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