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Homelessness Prevention
Re-Housing 2 

The primary focus of the program is financial assistance to help pay for housing and case management and services to maintain housing. Applications must be completed by appointment only at the office in Oxford. You may complete the preliminary screening form on our website but applications are only completed face to face by appointment.

All services and benefits are temporary in nature and are contingent on availability of funding.


Target Populations

  • Individuals and families living on the streets or in emergency shelters (up to 90 days) obtain permanent housing; and

  • Prevention assistance to households in imminent risk of homelessness due to an eviction because of no fault of their own.



  • Maximum gross annual income 30% of AMI. Contact the agency directly for income guidelines at 908-453-2194.


Eligible Participants

  • New Jersey resident

  • Gross household income totaling 30% or less of Area Median Income.

  • Lack sufficient financial resources and support networks to identify immediate housing or remain in existing housing.

  • Are currently homeless

  • People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or are exiting an institution where they temporarily resided(resided for up to 90 days), and were in shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution.

  • At imminent risk of becoming homeless (have a summons or a warrant of removal).

  • Legally in the United States (Current Permanent Residence Card; Certificate of Citizenship; Certificate of Naturalization; Alien Registration Receipt Card commonly known as a "green card”; Grant Letter from the Asylum Office of INS)

  • Must have summons or warrant of removal

Eligible Activities

  • Possible Financial Assistance, funding permitting

  • Security Deposit: up to 1 ½ months of rent. 

  • Rental Assistance: up to 12 months.

  • Rental Arrears: up to 3 months

  • Utility Deposits: for electric, oil and gas

  • Case Management: arrangement, coordination, monitoring, and delivery of services related to meeting the housing needs of program participants and helping them to obtain housing stability


Case Management Services

  • Developing an individualized housing and self-sufficiency plan (including job search and career advancement).

  • Identifying and obtaining services for program participants.

  • Program participant must meet with a case manager to implement the plan and monitor progress towards housing stability.

  • Housing Search and Placement:  assist program participants locate, secure, and retain suitable housing. 

  • Credit repair, budgeting, and money management

  • Payments may be made only to third parties, such as landlords or moving companies or utility companies NOT directly to program participants

  • Properties owned by your agency, subsidiary or affiliated organization may not receive payments

  • Termination of Housing Assistance

  • Participant who violates program requirements such as not meeting set goals should be terminated.

  • Written notice to the program participant containing a clear statement of the reasons for termination and their right to appeal decision to DCA.


HPRP funds may NOT be used for:

  • mortgage costs or costs associated with refinancing a mortgage

  • construction or rehabilitation

  • credit card bills or other consumer debt

  • car repair or other transportation costs

  • travel costs

  • food

  • medical or dental care and medicines

  • clothing and grooming

  • home furnishings

  • child care

  • education (i.e. books, fees, tuition)

  • cash assistance to program participants

  • discharge planning initiatives

  • hotel or motel stays

To view the list of some of our Common Documentation Necessary for Application Processing, please click below.

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