Passaic County New Jersey rental assistance.

Agencies across Passaic County offer funds for paying rent to stop an eviction and prevent homelessness. Many of the organizations in the region also operate from more than one location. For income qualified families, including the senior citizens as well as the disabled, there may be grants to assist with rent payments as well as other costs, such as security deposits.

Not only may direct financial aid be provided, but the non-profits as well as government organizations provide non-monetary support. This ranges from resolving landlord and tenant disputes from free legal aid to vouchers to pay for a motel room. So in addition to offering rental assistance, there are many other resources available in Passaic County.

It is recommend to call to apply for help before missing a payment. As once a resident is too far behind on their rent, then the options available to them are much more limited.

Catholic Family and Community Services of Passaic County
Address: 186 Gregory Ave
Passaic New Jersey
(973) 779 - 7022
When it comes to money for paying rent, this is limited and the applicant needs to have an eviction notice. Other housing programs include shelter and advocacy for affordable, low income apartments in Passaic County. For those that meet program terms there may be furniture as well as funds for a security deposit.

Emergency Housing Services from CFCS - Passaic
Address: 24 DeGrasse St.
Paterson New Jersey
Main phone - (973) 279 – 7100
The homeless can receive a free voucher for a hotel. Other support includes a loan for energy bills or rent, referrals, and a database of low income housing for senior citizens.





Passaic County Center for Family Resources Locations
Rent assistance may be offered from these sites, as funding allows. Other financial aid is for mortgages, energy bills, and more. Staff can also help residents apply for a government grant.
-745 Clifton Ave, Clifton New Jersey. Call (973) 365 – 1400
-41 Henry Rd, Hewitt NJ, (973) 853 - 2020
-712 Gregory Ave, Clifton NJ, (973) 472 – 8880
-12 Morris Rd, Ringwood NJ, (973) 962 - 0055
The non-profit provides other help to tenants, homeowners, and renters. Find additional sources of one time rent assistance, relocation services and other support. Continue with Center for Family Resources housing programs.

Center for Food Action
145 Carletondale Rd
Ringwood, New Jersey, 07456
Dial (201) 529 – 2029 for information.

Paterson  office of NJ Department of Community Affairs
Office address - 100 Hamilton Plz
Paterson, NJ, 07505
(973) 225 - 7146
Section 8 Housing can help the very low income. It is a federally funded subsidized rent program. Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is also part of this housing program.

Passaic County Board of Social Services
80 Hamilton St
Paterson, NJ, 07505
(973) 881 – 0100
Will only help people impacted by a disaster, such as fire or flood. Relocation assistance can help with moving costs as well as rental/security or utility deposits. They also advocacy on behalf of low income tenants. Another office is in Pompton Lakes, and the phone is (973) 881 – 0100.

Paterson Coalition For Housing
2 Broadway
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
(973) 742-8005




Paterson Division of Housing, Community Development Office
125 Ellison St
Paterson, NJ, 07505
(973) 321 – 1212
Referrals are given to grant programs for rent, legal aid, non-profits that offer emergency aid, and low interest loans. Staff only given referrals and do not offer rental assistance directly to households.

Salvation Army - Passaic
Main address - 550 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Phone - (973) 779 - 1155

Passaic County New Jersey Legal Services
152 Market St
Paterson, NJ, 07505
Free advice is for foreclosure and evictions. Or get help in applying to Entitlements such as section 8 housing, SSI/SSD, public housing, and state grants. They also resolve landlord and tenant disputes.

Coalition On Aids In Passaic County
100 Hamilton Plaza
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Dial (973) 742-6742
Housing, including rent assistance, is combined ti medical care and social services for AIDs patients and their families.





United Passaic Organization - Call to apply for one time rent help. They also operate a shelter, including a cold weather winter site. Other services range from housing support for the disabled and single moms to vouchers for motels and the Specialized Shelter Resource. The address is 41 Myrtle Ave, or call (973) 472 – 2478. More on United Passaic assistance programs.

Women and Families Ascending Association - WAFAA
Main phone - (973) 766 – 2406
Receive linkage to energy and rent programs. Another focus is on transitional housing for women, including domestic violence survivors, and children.

By Jon McNamara

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