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The lack of affordable housing is a hardship for low-income households.

NJ residents

received mortgage or rental assistance


housing + residential services

There are 643,067 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.

Homelessness affects a wide variety of people. Typically, families become homeless as a result of a financial crisis that prevents them from being able to pay the bills, such as a medical emergency, car accident, or death in the family. Most homeless families are able to get back on their feet quickly, with some basic help.

We’re here to help your neighbors work towards the goal of getting back under their own roof and provide them with a place to stay until that time. Our services include rent and mortgage help, housing placement services, job assistance, household budgeting, money management skills and other short-term, one-time services until they're able to return to independent living. All of our shelters are staffed by trained professionals who help guide each resident to self-sufficiency and stability.

Below is a list of our Housing and Residential Services. Click on the icon to view contact information for services in each county.

Financial Literacy Education

Of Community Services

Provides basic financial education in household budgeting and related money management skills.

Housing Assistance Services (Home, Heat, and Hope)

Of Community Services

The Housing Financial Assistance program of Ocean County is also known as the Home, Heat, and Hope program. It provides assistance to eligible residents of Ocean County with utility payments, security deposits, back rent, and mortgage payments.

24-Hour Emergency Shelter Hotline

Of Community Services

In cooperation with CONTACT of Burlington County, the homeless hotline provides the only emergency homeless response system in Burlington County. Following short-term placements in shelters or motels, referrals are provided to consumers to help meet ongoing housing needs.

Housing Assistance Services

Of Community Services

Rapid Rehousing for Non-TANF families and Rapid Rehousing for Individuals are programs that work with families and individuals with low or moderate barriers to quickly move them out of homelessness and into permanent, stable housing. 

Delaware House Residential Services

Of Behavioral Health Services

Offers a wide range of options from highly structured, supervised group homes to family home care placements and more independent living, including Supportive Housing.

Delaware House Intensive Residential Program (IRP) -- South

Of Behavioral Health Services

Supports and encourages the development of life skills to those suffering from severe mental illness. Group homes are located on the grounds of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Atlantic County and also in Salem County.

On My Own Supportive Housing

Of Behavioral Health Services

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

Transitional Residential Program

Of Behavioral Health Services

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

Fix-It Program

Of Children and Family Services

Provides minor home repairs for the elderly living in Ocean County.

Beacon House

Of Children and Family Services

Transitional group home for homeless youth ages 17-21. Individual and group counseling is afforded on-site.


Transition housing program and case management for families at risk. All referrals must come from the Monmouth County Board of Social Services.