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Are you a renter potentially threatened with a loss of housing due to the COVID-19 crisis? NJHMFA's expanded free housing counseling program can  provide resources and guide you through this difficult time with help on financial literacy (budget, credit repair), Fair Housing Rights, eviction diversion and relocation assistance. Learn more and view the list of available counselors statewide.

New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC)

The New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC) website will allow you to search thousands of affordable, subsidized and market rate units throughout New Jersey. You can customize your search based on your specific needs, budget and desired location. The NJHRC is free, anonymous, and updated regularly.

The NJHRC is an online tool for:

  • Finding and listing affordable housing
  • Helping people with disabilities find housing options
  • Obtaining housing information and links

Begin your housing search today by using the NJHRC!

Assistance Programs Provided By New Jersey

DCA has a variety of programs that can help you with rent/heating costs,
prevention of eviction, reduction of utility bills, and removal of lead hazards
from your home.

DCAia 

Looking for the Supportive Housing Connection?

The Supportive Housing Connection (SHC) now resides at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and can be found online here: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/shc.html

State Resources for Renters

For more information on your rights as a tenant in New Jersey, see the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Landlord-Tenant Information page.

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is charged with preventing and eliminating discrimination in the State of New Jersey by enforcing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The LAD prohibits discrimination, bias-based harassment, and retaliation in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation. 


The LAD prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, national origin, religion, gender, disability, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and source of lawful income to be used for rental or mortgage payments, including, but not limited to, subsidies or vouchers provided by federal, state, or local rental-assistance programs like Section 8, SRAP (State Rental Assistance Programs), and TRA (temporary rental assistance). The law also prohibits any housing advertisement or listing that expresses, directly or indirectly, any such limitation or discrimination.

To find out more or to file a complaint, please visit njcivilrights.gov or call 973-648-2700.‚Äč

DCR regularly releases fact sheets with information about protections under the LAD.

 

 

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