Help with rent in Hudson County and Jersey City.

Locate ways to get rental assistance in Jersey City and Hudson County New Jersey. A number of non-profit community agencies, government programs, and charities can provide people faced with a hardship or crisis emergency funds to pay rent, security deposits, and help in stopping an eviction. Call one of the greater Jersey City organizations below for information and assistance.

If you need help paying rent, security deposits, or are faced with an eviction, do not hesitate to call or stop by one of the Hudson County organizations below. Some provide direct cash assistance that the low income and needy can use to pay their rent. Others, in particular the housing authorities, can provide rental assistance from solutions such as section 8 housing voucher programs, or low income housing. Every year thousands of local families receive some form of rent assistance from one or more of the agencies and programs referenced below.

The United Way and Catholic Charities of Hudson County – Partners with local churches and non-profits. They can refer you to these agencies. Financial assistance will be offered for only the prevention of homelessness (those who have an eviction notice or are at-risk of homelessness). 201-798-9960, Catholic Charities, 3040 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, New Jersey.

Let’s Celebrate, Inc. – Only serves Jersey City residents. Funds can provide financial assistance and cash grants to help pay the rent for those at risk of becoming homeless. 46-48 Fairview Ave. Jersey City, NJ, (201) 433-5438

North Hudson Community Action Council – Emergency rental assistance to prevent evictions and rapid re-housing assistance to help people get into a new apartment. Funds for security deposits, moving expenses, and first month’s rent. Union City, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, 201-348-2765.

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF)
555 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, New Jersey, 07002
(201) 437 - 7222
Government grants for paying rental expenses may be available for low income families, seniors, or the disabled who are on the verge of eviction.





Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
3040 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ, 07306
(201) 798 - 9960

Metrowest Jewish Family Services - The non-profit may have referrals to emergency assistance for rent, deposits, and other needs. In some cases, zero percent interest rate loans may be issued for rental, deposit and housing costs. Telephone - 973-765-9050.

Hudson County Housing Resource Center
574 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
(201) 795 - 5615
The non-profit addresses housing issues. This includes landlord / tenant mediation, unsafe homes or apartments, discrimination, and help with section 8 regulations.

Legal Services of New Jersey, working with the Northeast NJ branch, offers free legal aid to prevent evictions, can provide advice on security deposits, referrals, and other support to tenants. They work to prevent homelessness for low income Hudson County families. Telephone - (888) 576 - 5529

Community Action Corporation of North Hudson is a non-profit in Union City that offer information on emergency rental assistance. They have details on government grants or referrals to non-profits that may have loans for a partial rent or security deposit fee. Get referrals to low income housing and apartments.

Another program offered is the Supportive Services for Veteran Families, or SSVF. This is for veteran and their families. It can help them with mortgages, back rent, utilities, and other financial aid, such as for rental or utility security deposits. Dial (201) 210 - 0101.

Salvation Army social services – The Christian faith based church has funds to distribute as part of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) federal government funded program. There is also homeless shelters, money for utility bills, job programs, and other housing solutions. More on Jersey City Salvation Army.




Guttenberg Rent Control Office
Address: 6808 Park Ave, Guttenberg, NJ, 07903
Phone number: (201) 868 – 3647
Has information on low income and rent controlled apartments.

Town of Harrison
788 Harrison Ave, Harrison, NJ, 07029
(973) 483 – 1488
Coordinates housing for low income, disabled, and seniors for Harrison residents.

Hoboken Rent Control
94 Washington St. 3rd Floor, Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030
Main phone number - (201) 798 - 0370

City of Hoboken
400 Harrison St., Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030
(201) 798 - 0370

Rapid rehousing for the homeless as well as grants to prevent tenant evictions are available. The rental assistance is paid for using the ESG program. Based on income criteria and funding levels, money for paying energy bills, rent arrears, and other housing costs may be provided. More Hudson County eviction assistance.

Government housing and section 8 in Hudson County New Jersey

The following local government housing agencies all provide one or more of the following. Information on low income housing, including housing and rent help for seniors and disabled, and Section 8 housing certificates and vouchers.

  • Housing Authority of Hoboken
    400 Harrison St., Hoboken, NJ, 07030
    (201) 798 - 0370
  • Housing Authority of Jersey City
    400 US Hwy, Bldg 7
    Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
    Main number (201) 547 - 6600
  • Housing Authority of North Bergen
    Office address - 6121 Grand Ave, North Bergen, New Jersey, 07047
    Dial - (201) 868 - 8605
    Housing Authority of Secaucus
    700 County Ave, Secaucus, NJ, 07094
    Dial - (201) 867 – 2957
  • Housing Authority of Union City
    Location - 3911 Kennedy Blvd., Union City, New Jersey, 07087
    Phone number - (201) 864 - 1515
  • Housing Authority of Weehawken
    525 Gregory Ave, Weehawken, NJ, 07087
    Telephone - (201) 348 - 4188
  • Housing Authority of West New York
    6100 Adams St., West New York, NJ, 07093
    (201) 868 - 6100

Many other low income apartments and section 8 rent vouchers are available in the state. Find more details on Section 8 in New Jersey.





NJ Department of Community Affairs
This program can provide, for eligible applicants, short term rental assistance, back rent (maximum 3 months), and mortgage assistance (referred to Camden office).
438 Summit Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
(201) 217 - 7263

City of Union City
Address: 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, New Jersey, 07087
Phone number - (201) 348 – 2764
Call the government agency for referrals and information on housing solutions and emergency rent help.

270 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
(201) 333 – 5700
Programs for women and families with children.

Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation (JCECDC) – Offers case management for homeless individuals, Home Purchase opportunities for Middle-Income First-Time Homebuyers who meet, and also Job Training in Customer Service/Retail Sales. Call 201-209-9301, 514 Newark Ave Jersey City, New Jersey 07306-1308.

By Jon McNamara

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