Housing Option Links

New Jersey

Statewide

Emergency Housing

NJ Department of Human Services list of county homeless shelter hotlines

New Jersey 211 Partnership

In New Jersey, the 2-1-1 system is managed by the NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, a subsidiary of the United Ways of New Jersey which, in 2002, was designated by the Board of Public Utilities as sole administrator.

Transitional Housing

Supportive Housing

Subsidized and Affordable Housing

Guide to Affordable Housing in New Jersey revised October 23,2013

New Jersey Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies

Contains complete list of all New Jersey Housing Agencies and their inventories of public housing units and Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers.

NJ Department of Community Affairs 2010 list of Affordable Developments by county

New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC)

The NJHRC is a free online registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout New Jersey, including a) Affordable Rental Housing, b) and Affordable For-sale Housing, and c) Housing with Accessibility Features. NJHRC’ is sponsored by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliated agency of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

Community Grants, Planning and Housing (CGP&H), 101 Interchange Plaza Suite 301, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3716, t.  (609) 664-2769

CGP&H is retained by municipalities and developments throughout New Jersey to sell and rent their State-regulated affordable housing. It maintains waiting lists for affordable housing for rent and for sale in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties.

Piazza & Associates, Inc., Princeton Forrestal Village, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609.786.1100, f.609.786.1105

Since 1994, Piazza & Associates, Inc. has engaged in the administration, monitoring and compliance of affordable housing in New Jersey. Specific activities include: a) agency and consultancy for non-profits, municipal governments and developers; b) services to households seeking low and moderate income housing; c) compliance auditing; and d) general housing resources in New Jersey.

US HUD’s Affordable Housing Search Tool

 List of New Jersey’s Public Housing Authorities

Bergen County

Subsidized Housing

Edgewater

Edgewater Housing Authority

Burlington County

Affordable Housing

Westampton

Freedom Village at Westampton

Camden County

Emergency Housing (e.g., shelters, etc.)

Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center (Volunteers of America), 271 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ, t. (856)-966-0909

This emergency shelter has 65 beds for single adult homeless men. It is designed to move each individual through three phases which concentrate on addressing basic needs, life skills, employment and housing.

Essex County

Emergency Housing

Salvation Army Montclair Cornerstone Shelter, 68 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, t. 973-744-8666

Hunterdon County

Subsidized and Affordable Housing

Raritan

Subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC), which serves as the Administrative Agent for over 1,200 units of affordable housing (both rental and sale units) for Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Green Brook, and Raritan Township (Hunterdon County).

Mercer County

Emergency Housing (e.g., shelters, etc.)

Mercer County Homeless Hotline: 609-278-1483 (leave a message)

A 24/7 emergency service run by the Mercer County Board of Social Services. Candidates for placement must be Mercer County residents with a picture ID and transportation. Only one night’s placement per candidate per calendar year is permitted. Placements are made to participating local Mercer County motels (e.g., Sleepy Hollow, Mounts Motel, Budget Inn) or ones in Bordentown (Pine Motel, Laurel Notch Motor Lodge, etc.). After a night’s stay, individuals are referred (if a family) to a local Mercer County welfare agency or charity (e.g., Catholic Charities) or (if an individual) to the Rescue Mission of Trenton.

The Rescue Mission of Trenton 98 Carroll St, Trenton, NJ 08609, t. (609) 695-1436.

The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides the only Emergency Shelter in Mercer County, New Jersey, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. The Emergency Shelter is open 4 PM – 8 AM daily and is located at 89 Ewing Street, Trenton, NJ 08609. Beds are available on a walk-in basis starting at 4 pm when the Mission’s doors open. Clients receive breakfast, dinner, snacks, clothing, winter coats, and personal hygiene necessities.

Anchor House, 482 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ 08611, t. (609) 396-8329

Only for youth between 11-17. Can provide a bed, but not a daily basis. Might have to involve the family or guardian.

Transitional Housing

Catholic Charities Trenton Transitional Residential Program, t. 609-396-4557

Provides temporary housing, counseling, daily living skills training, and support to help consumers with mental illness move successfully into stable and independent living.

HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-4518, t. (609) 989-9417.

Provides immediate emergency housing services and especially works with families to find and retain affordable housing.

Volunteers of America Amani House, 518-520 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Trenton, NJ 08618, t. (609) 393-3168

Amani House is a 25 bed transitional housing facility for single homeless men. It helps clients to become self-sufficient and to find and keep permanent employment and housing. Amani House provides these otherwise homeless men with a stable living environment for up to one year. Amani House provides shelter, counseling, basic life skills, communication skills programming, case management and emotional support. Applicants must be referred through Mercer County Board of Social Services. “Transitional housing” based on funding allotted by State of New Jersey. Each case is different. Twelve months maximum. 26 beds.

Supportive Housing

Catholic Charities Trenton On My Own Supportive Housing, 41 Steinert Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610 – 609-396-4557

Assists Mercer County adults who have serious mental illness to achieve and maintain independent living settings of their choice.

Oaks Integrated Care (formerly Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare)

Oaks Integrated Care Mental Health Residential Services provide community based living for adults living with a severe mental illness who have been hospitalized for a minimum of 6 months at a state psychiatric hospital. The homes are structured and therapeutic for individuals during this transitional phase of their lives as they develop the life skills necessary to sustain successful community living.

Additional Oaks housing information: Click here.

SERV Behavioral Health, Corporate Headquarters, 20 Scotch Road, 3rd Floor, Ewing, New Jersey 08628, t: 609-406-0100, f: 609-406-0307

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization serving adults and children working to recover from a serious mental illness or cope with a developmental disability.

Subsidized and Affordable Housing

East Windsor

East Windsor Affordable Housing

St. James Villageapplication 719 St. James Place East Windsor, NJ 08520 Contact: Alicia Rosamilia, Manager Phone: (609) 448-1460 Fax: (609) 448-7803.  Application.

Wheaton Point at East Windsor, 20 Lanning Boulevard East Windsor, NJ 08520. Contact: Katherine Desch, Executive Director Phone: (609) 448-7738 Fax: (609) 448-7759. Seniors only (62+). Income must be below $33,950. Rent is set at 30% income. 1 bedroom units. All the same. 86 units. All independent living. 4-5 year wait list. Disabled seniors: 5 units. Francis Holly, Executive Director. application

Windsor Meadows Apartmentsapplication c/o Oakwood Homes, Inc. 200 Central Avenue Mountainside, NJ 07092 Contact: Barbara Rizzo, Assistant Manager Phone: (732) 978-2639 Fax: (732) 651-8273

Wyncrest at East Windsorapplication c/o Community Grants, Planning, & Housing 569 Abbington Drive East Windsor, NJ 08520 Contact: Ximena Calle

Ewing

Ewing Township subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Piazza & Associates, Inc., Princeton Forrestal Village, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609.786.1100, Ext. 301; FPiazza@PiazzaOnLine.net.  Municipal Housing Liaison: Ted Forst.

Hamilton

Hamilton Affordable Housing

Hamilton Township subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Piazza & Associates, Inc., Princeton Forrestal Village, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609.786.1100, Ext. 301; FPiazza@PiazzaOnLine.net.

Hamilton Housing Authority, c/0 Janice Blakely, Hamilton Township, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150, Hamilton, NJ 08650, t. (609) 890-3675.

Hamilton Township has a designation public housing agency. which administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. It has not been accepting any applications even for its waiting list since 2009.

Project Freedom at Hamilton, 715 Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619, t. 609-588-9919

Project Freedom at Hamilton features 40 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments scattered in eight buildings. Each apartment is designed for people who use wheelchairs or have other disability-related needs. The apartments have affordable rents.

Alvin E. Gershen Apartments, 1655 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619, t. (609) 890‐9401

Provides housing for seniors and people with disabilities.

Hightstown

Hightstown Housing Authority, 131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520, t: (609) 448-2268, f. (609) 426-9440. Apartments include:

4 studio apartments for seniors( 62+);   18 1-BR apartments for senior s (age 62 and above);   6 studio apartments for single individuals;    18 1-BR apartments for single individuals or couples;    24 2-BR apartments for families;   24 3-BR apartments for families;   6 4-BR apartments for families.

More information about the HHA: click here.

Hopewell Borough

Hopewell Borough Affordable Housing, Borough of Hopewell, 88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525, Michele Hovan, administrator, t. (609) 466-2636, e. ichele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Hopewell Township

Hopewell Township Affordable Housing Program

Affordable housing candidates for Hopewell Township must qualify within the limits set by the Council on Affordable Housing. These candidates are comprised of households earning 80, 50 and 30 percent of the median income level for our region. These residents must have proof of income. Residents with disabilities and seniors requiring assisted living services also qualify and housing specific to their needs counts towards the Townships Affordable Housing numbers. COAH mandates a certain percentage of housing developed under a Fair Share Plan provide for family rental units.

Hopewell Affordable Sales Program

143 affordable homes and condos units in Brandon Farms and Pennington Pointe; 1 accessory apartment on Wrick Avenue and 2 units on Minnietown Lane.

Freedom Village at Hopewell, 700 Heritage Court, Pennington, NJ 08534, t. 609-730-4825

Freedom Village at Hopewell consists of 6 two story apartment buildings with 12 units in each,  and offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom rental apartments. There is also a community center that has administrative and maintenance offices along with a larger great room for tenant activities. Transportation available through New Jersey Transit buses and, for those who qualify, New Jersey Transit’s Access Link.

Lawrence

Lawrence Affordable Housing Board

Lawrence Township is an active participant in providing affordable housing. The Township’s affordable housing program is targeted to both purchasers and renters. Developments with rental units are: a) Stewards Crossing, b) Bunker Hill Road, c) Avalon Run East, Quakerbridge Road, and c) Avalon Run, Grovers Mill Road. Note: No “Very Low Income” rental units in Lawrence’s affordable housing rental program.

The developments which contain units for purchase are: a) Tiffany Woods, b) Lawrence Square Village I & II, Lawrence Square Boulevard at Quakerbridge Road, c) Carriage Park, Colts Circle at Allen Lane (Age – Restricted), d) Eagles Chase , Princess Road at Franklin Corner Road, e) Liberty Green, Fountayne Lane at Lawrence Station Road, f) Stonerise, Gordon Avenue, g) The Gatherings, Princess Road (Age – Restricted), and h) Traditions at Federal Point, Federal Point Boulevard at Federal City Road (Age – Restricted).

Common application for Avalon Run, Avalon Run East, Steward’s Crossing, Eagles Chase, Lawrence Square Village I & II, Liberty Green, Stonerise, Tiffany Woods, Carriage Park, The Gatherings, and Traditions at Federal Point.

Individual applications for:

Brookshire Senior Living Apartments

Eggerts Crossing Village (seniors), 175 Johnson Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, t. (609) 883-7111

Lawrence Plaza, 2350 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 8648 (160 rent assisted units)

Project Freedom Lawrence,   1 Freedom Boulevard, Lawrence, NJ 08648, t. 609-278-0075

Project Freedom at Lawrence features 44 one-bedroom apartments and 10 two-bedroom apartments scattered in nine buildings.  Each apartment is designed for people who use wheelchairs or have other disability-related needs.

Pennington

Princeton

Princeton has three public housing agencies involved in affordable housing.

Princeton Affordable Housing  Board

Princeton Affordable Housing Board is a  a municipal board. Affordable housing creation, development, and management is handled by the PCH (Princeton Community Housing) Development Corporation. Other public housing is managed by the Princeton Public Housing Authority, a Federally designated local agency not officially affiliated with the municipality of Princeton.

Affordable Housing stock  in Princeton, NJ overseen by the Affordable Housing Board.

Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation (PCH)

PCH reates and manages affordable housing projects for purchase and rent for low and middle income residents. It presides over several properties with differing criteria, e.g.:

Very low income: Elm Court II (67 units, elderly only)

Low income: Elm Court (88 units, elderly only, including 9 disabled), Griggs Farm (70 rental units)

Low and moderate income: Princeton Community Village (71 1 BRs, 168 2,3,4 BRs), Merwick Stanworth

Housing Authority of Princeton (PHA)

The Housing Authority of Princeton owns and manages 236 family and senior/disabled apartments within five developments throughout Princeton. Established in 1938 and independent of the municipality of Princeton, the Princeton PHA is a governmental public corporation providing housing for qualified individuals and families in accordance with rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the N.J. Department of Community Affairs.

Housing Initiatives of Princeton Charitable Trust (HIPCT), 33 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609-497-4535.

HIPCT provides transitional housing for 12-24 months to low-income working families and individuals facing homelessness. HIPCT makes available a townhouse it owns in Princeton and a unit owned by the municipality of Princeton to provide clients a safe home near where they work and where their children attend school.It also provides supportive services (non psychiatric) to our clients through a case manager with MSW, LCSW credentials and HIP board liaison.

Has 3 units, each 2 BR (one in South Brunswick). Owns one property; leases two properties, one from the municipality, one from a private person. Work only with families. Provide rental assistance. Provides “transitional housing”: up to 2 years. Also contracts for case management services from Jewish Family and Social Services.

More information about Princeton Affordable Housing: Click here.

Robbinsville

Robbinsville Affordable Housing Office ,1 Washington Blvd, Suite 14, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, t. 609-918-0002 Ext. 110, Gail Pfister, Municipal Housing Liaison / Administrative Agent

Rentals: Robbinsville subcontracts its Affordable Housing rental initiative to Piazza & Associates, Inc., Princeton Forrestal Village, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609.786.1100, Ext. 301; FPiazza@PiazzaOnLine.net.

Project Freedom, 223 Hutchinson Rd., Robbinsville, NJ 08691, t. 609-448-2998

Project Freedom Robbinsville is an apartment complex of 30 units is designed specifically for people with disabilities. This $3.5 million project was completed in October 1991 in Robbinsville Township, NJ and it houses 46 people with various disabilities.

Trenton

Better Community Housing of Trenton (BCHT) (formerly Martin House)

BCHT is engaged in the planning, development, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and management of practical, sustainable homeownership, rental, transitional and special needs housing, very affordable to low-and very low-income families of the City of Trenton and Mercer County, NJ.

Trenton Housing Authority, 875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638, t. (609) 278-5000

The Trenton Housing Authority is comprised of 9 developments providing more than 1,900 residences that provide affordable homes to approximately 3,200 people. For additional information, contact the Admissions and Occupancy Office (Audrey Walker – 609-278-5007; Sharon Alston – 609-278-5019; Narlene Green – 609-278-5017).

West Windsor

West Windsor Township subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Piazza & Associates, Inc., Princeton Forrestal Village, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540, t. 609.786.1100, Ext. 301; FPiazza@PiazzaOnLine.net.

Note: No “Very Low Income” rental units in West Windsor.

Middlesex County

Emergency Housing

Catholic Charities Ozanam Family Shelter,  89 Truman Drive,  Edison, NJ 08827, t.  (908) 985-0327

Services: Homeless men, temporary and emergency lodging, meals, physical and mental health assessments, crisis counseling, assistance with housing and employment, case management and referrals.   Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be homeless in Middlesex County, be willing to answer questions during screening process, agree to refrain from use of alcohol and other drugs, be able to take care of themselves, be willing to abide by shelter rules, and may not be a threat to themselves, staff or other residents. Former shelter residents may be denied subsequent placement if they refused to abide by shelter rules in previous stays, and show no evidence of change. Wait List: Waiting list is maintained when capacity census is reached. Persons on waiting list are asked to call daily for an update of space availability.

Salvation Army, 433 State Street,  P.O. Box 613,  Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, t.  (732) 826-7040

The Salvation Army Perth Amboy Corps offers state-of-the-art Shelter Programs, including 24-hour supervision, meals, case management and advocacy for homeless men, including Veterans. Shelter clients will receive help in locating permanent housing, learn money management skills and receive on-going follow-up support and guidance for at least three months after leaving the facility. During winter months, Jeremiah’s Refuge Emergency Shelter program offers home cooked meals and a warm and safe place to stay for up to 30 men, supervised by trained and licensed professionals. – See more at: http://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/NewJersey/perthamboy#sthash.S77kB7cx.dpuf

Transitional Housing

Catholic Charities Metuchen Diocese, t. 732-738-1323

PATH services for the homeless; Locations in Perth Amboy, Edison, New Brunswick.

Supportive Housing

Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Inc. RIST Program, t. 732-771-2300.

Easter Seals, t. 732-257-6662

www.easterseals.com

SERV Centers of New Jersey, t. 1-800-987-7378

Triple C Housing, Inc., Monmouth Junction, t. 732-745-0920

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, t. 732-235-6184

Homeless Case Management & One Time

Housing Assistance Program

Supportive Housing Program, 732-235-5353

Volunteers of America Project Promise, t. 732-827-2453 or 732-442-3017

Project Promise

Subsidized and Affordable Housing

Carteret Borough

Cranbury Township

Cranbury Housing Associates, c/o Piazza & Associates, 16 Rockingham Row w Princeton, NJ 08540 w Tel: (609) 786-1102 w Fax: (609) 786-1105

Cranbury Housing Associates, Inc., is a non-profit innovator of suburban affordable housing in New Jersey. Located in the village of Cranbury, these one, two and three bedroom homes represent a unique opportunity for qualified households to buy or rent a home at an affordable price.

Dunellen Borough

East Brunswick Township

Rentals: East Brunswick Community Housing Corporation, Linda Rubenstein, Executive Director, PO Box 185, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, t. 732-390-6870, e. linda.rubenstein@eastbrunswick.com, www.ebchc.com

EBCHC owns and manages 59 rental units throughout East Brunswick. They are part of condominium developments and are an assortment of one, two and three bedroom apartments.  These include 12 Section 8 priority properties and 45 income restricted properties.

Purchases: Piazza & Associates.

Edison Township

Helmetta Borough

Highland Park Borough

Jamesburg Borough

Metuchen Borough

Middlesex Borough

Milltown Borough

Monroe Township

New Brunswick City

New Brunswick Housing and Redevelopment Authority,  7 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

The New Brunswick Housing and Redevelopment Authority was was organized as a public housing authority as designed by the State statute; however, the NBHA is neither a City nor a State government agency. The Authority functions under the supervision of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – Division of Local Government Services. It manages both public housing and Section 8 vouchers. (Note: as of January 26, 2016, waiting lists for both these are closed.)

North Brunswick Township

Old Bridge Township

Supported Housing

Community House of St. Thomas (Catholic Charities of Metuchen)

The home accommodates 8 mentally competent, self directed adults who would otherwise be homeless or housed in costly long term care facilities. Residents pay rent, calculated in accordance with HUD eligibility criteria for very low income. Community House is barrier-free, fully wheelchair accessible and an integral part of a beautiful suburban community.

Subsized and Affordable Housing

Perth Amboy City

Piscataway Township

Plainsboro Township

Affordable Housing

Plainsboro Non-Profit Housing Corp., c/0, Piazza & Associates, 216 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ 08540
Fax: 609-786-1105

The Township’s affordable housing activities are guided by the Plainsboro Township Housing Agency and administered by the Plainsboro Non-Profit Housing Corporation.  Low and moderate-income housing within the Township is in compliance with the New Jersey Fair Housing Act. Plainsboro provides low and moderate-income housing units for both ownership and rental. Note: Plainsboro has no VLI rental housing.

Sayreville Borough

South Amboy City

South Brunswick Township

South Brunswick Affordable Housing Office, Denise  Brown, 732-329-4000

South Plainfield Borough

South River Borough

Spotswood Borough

Woodbridge Township

Ocean County

Affordable Housing

Toms River

Freedom Village at Toms River, 600 Parents Boulevard, Toms River, NJ 08755

Salem County

Affordable Housing

Woodstown

Freedom Village at Woodstown, 21 Alloway Road – Building 600, Woodstown, NJ 08098, t. 856-624-4179 &  856-624-4290

Freedom Village at Woodstown consists of five – two story apartment buildings with 12 units in each,  and offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom rental apartments. There is also a community center that has administrative and maintenance offices along with a larger great room for tenant activities. Transportation available through New Jersey Transit buses and, for those who qualify, New Jersey Transit’s Access Link.

Somerset County

Subsidized and Affordable Housing

Bernards

Subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC), which serves as the Administrative Agent for over 1,200 units of affordable housing (both rental and sale units) for Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Green Brook, and Raritan Township (Hunterdon County).

Hillsborough

Subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC), which serves as the Administrative Agent for over 1,200 units of affordable housing (both rental and sale units) for Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Green Brook, and Raritan Township (Hunterdon County).

Franklin

Subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC), which serves as the Administrative Agent for over 1,200 units of affordable housing (both rental and sale units) for Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Green Brook, and Raritan Township (Hunterdon County).

Green Brook

Subcontracts its Affordable Housing initiative to Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC), which serves as the Administrative Agent for over 1,200 units of affordable housing (both rental and sale units) for Bernards, Hillsborough, Franklin, Green Brook, and Raritan Township (Hunterdon County).

Montgomery

Has a variety of arrangements and administrators for rental and purchase units.

 Rocky Hill

 Union County

Emergency Housing

Salvation Army, 1018 East Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, t.
(908) 352-2886.

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