The Housing Assistance office oversees programs that prevent homelessness and help people move out of temporary shelters and into stable, permanent housing. The office administers housing assistance programs such as the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP), the Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Program (Section 8) and the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP).
Phone: (609) 292-4080
- Family Self-Sufficiency
- Homelessness Prevention
- Shelter Support/Emergency Housing Grant
- Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
- State Rental Assistance Program
- Section 8 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) - Moderate Rehabilitation
- Section 8 Homeownership Program
- Neighborhood Preservation Balanced Housing
- HOME - CHDO Production (Community Housing Development Organizations)
- HOME Housing Production Investment Fund
Energy Assistance: Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes.
Phone: (800) 510-3102
The Community Services office distributes federal funds to community agencies that help income-eligible households with health, education, employment, and housing needs. It also oversees the Office of Recreation which distributes state funding, certifies professionals, offers conferences, and provides technical assistance on recreation. This Office also manages the Individual Development Account (IDA) program which works toward empowering working families to save money to buy a home, create a job, or attend higher education.
Contact: Kate Butler, Administrator
Phone: (609) 633-6265
- Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Discretionary and Non-Discretionary
- New Jersey Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
- Office of Recreation - ROID and Athletics (For Individuals with Disabilities)
- Legislative Grants and Aid
The Neighborhood Programs office administers a mix of state and federally funded neighborhood-based programs. The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded program that provides grant funds to non-entitlement municipal and county governments for housing rehabilitation, public capital improvement projects and economic develop projects that benefit low income people. The State’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program provides community based non-profit groups with corporate funding for implementing neighborhood revitalization plans. Activities undertaken with these funds include low income housing, economic development, supportive services, improvements to streetscape and public open space, and community outreach activities.
Email: Terry Schrider
Phone: (609) 633-6283