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There are a variety of local organizations working to develop housing options. In the short-term the Red Cross may be able to pay for up to two weeks stay in a local hotel. For other information, dial 2-1-1 for local referrals or connection to a care manager.

The NJ Housing Resource Center provides an online resource tool for finding affordable rental properties.

HUD has established a toll-free number (1-888-297-8685) for the public to get information on housing needs.

Residents living in Rural Development-financed apartments who have been displaced are qualified to receive priority admission to any vacant apartment units in the U.S. Contact them at 1-800-414-1226.

2-1-1 does not officially endorse any of the below sites, but they are resources you may find useful.

HurricaneHousing.org
Operation: Share Your Home
Open Your Home
The Open House Project

Other Evacuee Housing Information

  • Evacuees are encouraged to use caution in signing leases if unsure whether they will continue to reside in New Jersey.
  • 2-1-1 or a care manager should be able to identify community-based programs to assist with rent deposits, rent, utility deposits, donated household items, and more.
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