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Bergen County rental assistance.

Programs in Bergen County New Jersey can offer rental assistance. Learn about the services, resources, and agencies that can help the low income pay rent, security deposits, and avoid evictions.

The services and assistance programs in Hackensack and the greater Bergen County area are extensive. Apply for and get housing assistance and rental help from the Section 8 housing voucher program, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing, and emergency assistance. Some of the places to call for and apply to include your local town office, charities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies across Bergen County New Jersey. Counseling, referrals, and free eviction prevention legal advice is provided as well.

Center for Food Action - Funds for paying security deposits are available to the low income and section 8 recipients. The funds are paid out if you need cash to move into a new apartment or home. If you are a senior citizen you do not need to be a section 8 applicant. The money is paid to your landlord. In addition, the CFA can pay one month’s back rent if you are faced with an eviction. Money can also pay first months rent too for a new home or apartment. Address is 192A West Demarest Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey 07631. Phone number 201-569-1804.

NJ State Rental Assistance Program, located at 100 First Street, Room 207, Hackensack, New Jersey, can offer financial assistance with paying rent for eligible older adults. Call 201-996-8990.

Housing Authority of Bergen County runs the NJ Section 8 Housing Voucher Program. Dial 201-569-7454. Address is 25 Rockwood Place, 2nd Floor, Englewood, New Jersey 07631. This assistance program can also offer rental assistance to eligible older adults and families, however there is a waiting list which can sometimes be closed.

Northeast NJ Legal Services/Senior Law Project - Makes referrals to lawyers so clients can get free legal service and advice. This support is offered for senior citizens 60 years of age and older. Everyone can get aid, no matter your income. The center also provides information, legal rights and entitlements, free legal counseling on housing and other issues, and eviction problems. 190 Moore Street, Suite 100, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-2166





Bergen County Division of Community Development also runs the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The main office is in Hackensack New Jersey. Call  (201) 336-7225

Social Service Association / Ridgewood Area - Resources offered are for low-income persons, elderly, and disabled who are in need of rental assistance. In addition, a food pantry, fuel, nonprescription medication and household counseling is provided on site too. The agency covers the towns of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Waldwick and Wyckoff New Jersey. Call 201-444-2980

City of Hackensack runs the Workfirst New Jersey - General Assistance program. The resource is a New Jersey state-funded program that provides rent assistance, financial aid and housing help among other aid. Financial aid for any bills ,including rent, is normally issued as a grant to the resident. Get help for utilities too. 65 Central Ave., Hackensack, NJ, 07601, Phone (201) 646 - 3947.

Bergen County Housing Coalition - The agency provides outreach, free or low cost legal guidance, information and referral to government programs, churches, and charities, workshops, and counseling. 389 Main Street, Room 215, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 201-488-6767

BCCAP also runs the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP). It can offer financial support to prevent eviction. Resources can pay rent or help to house the homeless. Funds may be offered from time to time to pay deposits and 1st months rent.

Community Hope provides housing and other solutions for veterans. The main program is the SSVF - Supportive Services for Veteran Families. There will be financial aid to those facing eviction or the homeless. There can be funds for back rent, security deposits, or even utility bill help. Also get information on affordable apartments, government benefits or grants to pay the deposit on a new home. (855) 483 - 8466

Hackensack Salvation Army may occasionally have financial assistance for rent. Some low income families may be issued a zero percent loan. Funding from this non-profit is very limited. They may have referrals, including to shelters. (201) 342 - 6531.





Bergen Legal Services of New Jersey - They run a hotline at (888) 576 - 5529. It can provide free legal aid, advice, and referrals to representation. Get questions on delinquent rent and evictions answered, unsafe housing, disputes on deposits, and other civil matters from lawyers.

Urban League of Bergen County - Call them to apply for rental assistance, including housing counseling, referrals, foreclosure counseling. Address 106 West Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-4988

Fair Housing Council - Law advice to help with eviction proceeding and landlord-tenant issues. Location 131 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 201-489-3552.

Homeless Prevention Program is run from a location at 100 First Street, Room 207, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. Call 201-996-7377. Homeless prevention can offer limited financial assistance and cash grants for paying back rent, housing expenses, and even security deposits. More on Bergen County eviction and rehousing assistance.

Bergen County Community Action Partnership - Community action agency are great places to call for financial assistance and other aid. They offer rental assistance to low to moderate income-eligible families who are being evicted due to a hardship they can’t control. Some clients may be issued a loan for their rental or housing payments. 241 Moore St, Hackensack, NJ, (201) 968 - 0200




Bergen County New Jersey emergency assistance

The government agencies and offices are located at the locations below. Call them for low income housing, rent assistance, referrals, and help with other bills.

  • Englewood Office: (Main office)
    192 West Demarest Avenue 201-569-1804
  • Mahwah Office:
    281 Campgaw Road – C2 201-934-5085
  • Elmwood Park Office:
    21 Church Street 201-703-9857
  • Eviction prevention and emergency social services 201-968-0200


By Jon McNamara

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