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Rental assistance Newark and Essex County New Jersey.

Find agencies in Newark and Essex County New Jersey that provide emergency rent and housing assistance, including grants or loans. There is emergency and long term help for tenants and struggling families facing eviction. Funds may be available from charities, churches, or government agencies to help those in need pay their rent, security deposits, motel or hotel rooms or other housing expenses.

Newark low income residents have a number of options available to them for rental or financial assistance as well as housing support. The programs include cash assistance from charities, homeless prevention or rehousing programs, up to federal government funded Section 8 HUD housing vouchers or free legal aid to deal with a potential eviction. There are also free motel vouchers as well as resources to help pay for utilities (to stop homelessness) or moving expenses.

An extensive listing of the local Essex County NJ agencies, not-for profit organizations, and government rental assistance programs can be located below. There are even details on affordable homes or apartments in Newark. Call or stop by to apply for services.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark – This charity runs a wide variety of social services, including emergency rent help, shelters, and housing. It distributes funds that are intended to provide emergency, short-term financial assistance and cash aid to prevent homelessness in the Newark New Jersey community, including to single mothers or immigrants. It can also help to quickly re-house those in new apartments or homes that have recently become homeless.

Those who receive funds are expected to remain stable in housing at the time that assistance ends, so they need to have some skills and long term potential. Catholic Charity assistance is not intended for persons/households that have additional service needs or that are in chronic poverty. Location of the charity is 590 N 7th St, Newark, NJ 07107. Call (973) 596-4100..

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) is offered across Essex County. There are other resources from charities, the government, and national resources that are focused on stopping evictions in Essex County. Whether it is money from an ESG grant for paying rent to free tenant/landlord mediation, funds from Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) or other assistance. They also provide free government grants for moving expenses or security deposits. Locate eviction help in Essex County.

 

 

 

Isaiah House East Orange – A rent and homeless prevention program is for Essex County and Newark NJ residents who have a low income (not from public assistance) and have children as well. It is intended to assist people who are behind on the rent and facing an eviction, need a security deposit, or are in danger of homelessness. The housing is offered from 238 N Munn Ave, East Orange, NJ 07017. Get help, or a loan, for addressing Rental Arrears, Relocation expenses & Utility Assistance too. (973) 678 - 5882.

Community Agencies Corporation of New Jersey – Runs a number of services, including offering transitional housing, Social Services, Shelters and Permanent Housing Services, Rent Help, and much more. They try to focus as well on the underlying causes of poverty, so they provide job counseling, debt and credit repair, LIHEAP, along with any grants for housing/rental assistance.

Limited funding is on site too for more general emergency financial or material assistance, and referrals to clinics and food banks in Newark. Address is 25 James Street,  Newark, New Jersey 07102.  Telephone (973) 623-2800.

Community Services is another option from the Essex County Division of Community Action. The homeless, people facing eviction or foreclosure and the disenfranchised may get help. One time, immediate rent or mortgage assistance, grants to keep the power on and other housing support. Location is 50 S Clinton St, East Orange, New Jersey 07018. Call (973) 395-8350

Parish Access Center is another church run agency for Essex County. Main address is 37 Evergreen Pl, East Orange, NJ 07018. Emergency help, community services, and assistance may be offered for renters in a financial crisis. Get utility or security deposit help, housing resources, and rent grants (among other financial aid). Call 973-266-7991 for details.

FOCUS-Hispanic Center for Community Development – Some of the programs include rental and utilities assistance as well as pediatric health care. There are also food pantry/meals; primary health care; senior services; youth services/delinquency prevention; community outreach; case management; and individual mental health counseling for couples and families. Immigrants and Spanish speakers can get assistance with back rent or other housing needs. Address is 441 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102, telephone (973) 624-2528.

 

 

 

 

Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits is at 10 Park Pl, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Call (973) 733-2587. Free furniture and household furnishings are combined with temporary rent help, grants for moving expenses, and rapid rehousing for very low income families on TANF.

New Community Corporation – Another Essex County New Jersey multi-service agency. Offers a number of counseling and long term self-sufficiency, such as advocacy, HIV-AIDs support services, and other support. Limited funding may be available to pay rent if someone has an eviction notice. Income criteria need to be met. Location of office is 233 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103. Dial (973) 639-7826.

Newark Emergency Services for Families – The non-profit operates as a local government supported multi-service agency that provides, among other things, the following. Temporary shelter and housing; case management; and housing, rental, and utility assistance. Case workers also arrange advocacy; food pantry/meals; emergency financial/material assistance.

The agency also provides the working poor individuals & families with case management around employment  opportunities. There are also grants for rental assistance, relocation, free food, clothing, and public government aid. Services for those affected by HIV/AIDS and for seniors also available. Information and referral services also are on site. 982 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102, Phone number (973) 643-5727.

Newark Area Services Salvation Army, located at 45 Central Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102, offers the following to qualified people. Case Management as well as Information and referrals. There is also limited rental and energy assistance, free motel vouchers, homeless shelters and holiday assistance too. Call (973) 623-5959.

  • Salvation Army Montclair Citadel is another option. The location is 13 Trinity Pl, Montclair, NJ 07042. Call (973) 744-3312

Township of Millburn residents can apply at Down the Block. There is limited amounts of financial assistance for paying bills ranging from rent to utilities, taxes, and mortgages.  Residents can also get help from counseling and case management along with their emergency rental assistance.

There are also funds for utilities and heating bills; advocacy; and also services for immigrants and the elderly in the town. This is only for qualified families or individuals in Millburn-Short Hills PO Box 7, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Call (973) 943-1424.

 

 

 

 

Tri-City Peoples Corporation – Provides support to low income, elderly, and disabled Essex County New Jersey residents. A number of social services and assistance programs are provided, including family counseling and advocacy for homeless at risk. A number of housing programs are run too, including rent help. Programs for kids and seniors can also be applied for. 675-81 South 19th Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103, phone (973) 374-5252 or 372-1290.

Essex County Division of Housing & Community Development administers the federal government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This is a holistic housing program, and can help pay for everything from moving costs, to deposits, to monthly rent. At the same time access counseling such as debt reduction, credit counseling, and job finding services. Verona, NJ, (973) 655-0200.

  • Another option is the East Orange Community Development Corporation. There may be eviction prevention services and emergency rental funds. Dial 973-266-5315 or visit 490 Main Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07018.

Housing Authority of Newark – Runs the section 8 housing program for New Jersey. Focus is on low income, seniors, and disabled. Family Self-Sufficiency, emergency section 8 housing and other support may be offered too. The address is 500 Broad St, Newark, New Jersey 07102, or dial (973) 273-6000.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County - Both emergency funds or loans may be provided for rental expenses as part of the Family Promise of Essex County charity. They also help rehouse families into low income apartments or transitional housing. Grants may also be available for a deposit or back rent payment.

Location is 46 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042. The Montclair agency can be called at (973) 746 - 1400. Or more on Interfaith Hospitality Network assistance programs.

Urban League of Essex County - Tenants may receive very short term rent help and other support, if they are facing homelessness. Information on home buying loans may also be offered from 508 Central Ave, Newark, New Jersey, 07107. Phone - (973) 624 - 9535.

Essex-Newark Legal Services - Attorneys give free advice on housing issues, ranging from landlord and tenant mediation to information on services to stop evictions. The aid is for low income residents, and some senior citizens may receive help regardless of their situation. The toll free number is (888) 576 - 5529.

Additional Newark New Jersey housing and/or rent assistance programs

the agencies below may have some support, but anyone financial help or resources is even rarer. As the focus is not necessarily on emergency funding. But other social services, referrals, and housing resources, as well as money for rent, may be offered from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apostle House - Income-eligible residents can receive rent payment assistance. Visit 24 Grant St, Newark, NJ 07104. Or dial (973) 482-0625

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation – Apply for housing and rent help. Call 973-416-0909. The main office address is 346 16th Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07111

La Casa de Don Pedro – Low income residents, as well as seniors or the disabled, can apply for rent assistance and get advice on dealing with potential evictions. Dial 973-483-2703 or visit 23 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07102.

Newark Emergency Services – This government agency only covers the greater city of Newark area. Both security deposits and ongoing rent is provided. Dial the office at  (973) 639-2100 or 800-696-7063 or visit 982 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey.

 

By Jon McNamara

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