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Help with rent in Hudson County and Jersey City.

Get rental as well as housing assistance in Jersey City and Hudson County New Jersey. A number of non-profit community agencies, government programs, and charities can provide tenants faced with a hardship or crisis emergency financial help. Get grants or loans to help pay rent, security deposits, moving costs and in general to help in stopping an eviction. Call one of the greater Jersey City organizations below for information as well as financial assistance.

There are other resources offered as well, such as free legal aid to renters in housing court or section 8 vouchers. If you are struggling and 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 or single parents can use to pay for housing.

Others, in particular the housing authorities, can provide rental assistance from solutions such as section 8 housing voucher programs, free motel rooms, or low income housing. Every year thousands of families in the Jersey City region receive some form of rent assistance from one or more of the agencies and programs referenced below. All have limited funds. If needed, find other programs that help pay rent in addition to those below.

Where to find security deposit and rental assistance  in Jersey City area

The United Way and Catholic Charities of Hudson County – Together these two agencies partner with local churches and non-profits. Catholic Charities can refer you to these agencies for one time rental help or other housing support. Financial assistance will be offered for only the prevention of homelessness (those who have an eviction notice or are at-risk of utility disconnections or homelessness due to unpaid rent). Dial  (201) 798-9900.. Catholic Charities of Hudson County is based at 249 Virginia Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304.

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. The address is 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. The poverty fighting organization may aos provide funds for security deposits, moving expenses, and first month’s rent. All of this is combined with budgeting, employment, and a focus on long-term housing stability. There are based at 800 31st St, Union City, NJ 07087. Call (201) 866-9320.




  • They have other locations as well. A second office of Community Action Corporation of North Hudson is in Jersey City. They offer information on emergency rental assistance. They have details on government grants or referrals to non-profits that may have loans. Struggling tenants, the disabled, migrants or others can get funds 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. The office is at 324 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307. Call (201) 459-8888

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF)
555 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, New Jersey, 07002 . Dial (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. They also help single parents and women fleeing DV in Hudson County.

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. A major focus is on the elderly in Jersey City who need affordable, safe homes or apartments to live in. Contact them for emergency rental, funds for security deposits and money for housing costs. Telephone - 973-765-9050.

Hudson County Housing Resource Center is based at 574 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07306, but supports the entire county. Call (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. Pro-bono as well as free volunteer lawyers can provide advice on security deposits, referrals, and other support to tenants. They work to prevent homelessness for low income Hudson County families. the free law firm is based at 574 Summit Ave Fl 2, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Dial (201) 792-6363





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. The homeless can also get free motel or hotel vouchers as well as transitional housing. 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 Housing Authority addresses HUD programs. The address is 788 Harrison Ave, Harrison, NJ, 07029. Coordinates housing for low income, disabled, and seniors for Harrison residents. There are applications to section 8 vouchers, income subsidized homes or apartments and more. Dial (973) 483 – 1488.

Hoboken Rent Control - Housing Authority
The PHA is at 221 Jackson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Main phone number - (201) 798 - 0370
Everything from public housing to section 8, home buying programs and more  is offered.

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.

NJ Department of Community Affairs
438 Summit Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. Call (201) 217 - 7263
This program can provide, for eligible applicants, short term rental assistance, back rent (maximum 3 months), and mortgage assistance (referred to Camden office). This is part of the homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program in Hudson County NJ.

City of Union City
Address: 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, New Jersey, 07087. Phone number - (201) 348 – 2764 or  (201) 348-5757
Call the government agency for referrals and information on housing solutions and emergency rent help.

270 Fairmount Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. Call (201) 333 – 5700
Programs for women and families with children. A major focus is on women faining violence. Whether a safe place to live, some money for rent or utilities or free furniture, or free legal advice, help is offered. They also support women facing trafficking issues as well as migrants.

Garden State community Development - Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation (JCECDC) – Offers case management for homeless individuals. There are also low cost loans or grants for Home Purchase opportunities for Middle-Income First-Time Home buyers who meet qualifications. Or get long term self-sufficiency such as Job Training to help increase income to pay for future housing costs . Call 201-209-9301. The address is 514 Newark Ave Jersey City, New Jersey 07306-1308.





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 from HUD or the government. Or get affordable apartments or homes for people on a fixed-income, including housing and rent help for seniors and disabled. There is also emergency section 8 housing certificates and vouchers.

  • Housing Authority of Hoboken, 400 Harrison St., Hoboken, NJ, 07030. Call (201) 798 - 0370
  • Housing Authority of Jersey City, 400 US Hwy, Bldg 7. Phone Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. For information on rent subsided homes, Section 8 vouchers and more, dial  (201) 706-4660.
  • Housing Authority of Secaucus, 700 County Ave, Secaucus, NJ, 07094. Dial - (201) 867 – 2957
  • Housing Authority of Union City is a HUD agency at 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 is a PHA - Public Housing Authority at 6100 Adams St., West New York, NJ, 07093. Call (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.


By Jon McNamara











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