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Legal Services and Immigration in Mercer County

Legal Services and Immigration in Mercer County
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Central Jersey Legal Services

Is a nonprofit law firm that offers free legal help in civil (non-criminal) cases for low-income residents of Mercer, Middlesex and Union Counties. They provide information, advice, and representation to individuals who have a legal problem but cannot afford an attorney.

317 George Street, Suite 201, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2006

Phone: (732) 249-7600

 

Community Health Law Project (CHLP)

Represents the elderly and disabled who are unable to afford the services of private attorneys. CHLP attorneys, social service advocates and volunteers serve vulnerable people who are in crisis and at risk of losing their homes, their health care and other essential components of their lives. CHLP also has a Civil Rights and Fair Housing Litigation which resulted in over 3,000 apartments and condominiums in New Jersey.       

225 E. State St., Trenton, New Jersey 08608                                                                                                                  

Phone: (609) 392-5553                                                                                                     

Web: www.chlp.org

 

Community Justice Center

Provides legal assistance for disabled, low income people and veterans, including help for veterans obtaining social security benefits.

310 W. State St., Trenton, New Jersey 08618                                                                                                                   

Phone: (609) 218-5120                                                                                                     

Web: www.nj-communityjusticecenter.org/

El Centro of Catholic Charities 

Provides Legal assistance specializing in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U Visas, etc.

327 S. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608

Phone: (609) 394-2056

Web: www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org

 

Mercer County Hispanic Association (MECHA) 

Is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated in provided services to the Latino population of Mercer County. The organization and its individuals are dedicated in providing, advocating, and access services to assist the Latino Community.

18 E 6th Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey

Phone: (609) 587-8800

Web: http://www.njmecha.org/english/home.html

Mercer County Legal Services Project for the Elderly

Provides legal advice and/or representation in non-fee gathering matters: power of attorney, wills for small estates, Social Security and Medicare problems, consumer matters, tenants' rights, divorces, property problems.

640 South Broad Street P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, New Jersey 08650                                                                                                    Phone: (609) 695-6249                                                                                                          

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hs/aging.html

 

Victim/Witness Advocacy Program

Is a program run by Mercer County Prosecutor's Office who assists people who are victims of violent crimes. They serve as a liaison for people needing assistance who are victims of crime and want compensation.

25 Market Street P.O. Box 085, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0085                                                                                                                

Phone: (609) 989-6428 or (609) 989-6274,

Victims of domestic violence, call (609) 989-6810                                                                                                                                 

Web: http://www.njvw.org/

Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

Mercer County Affordable Housing Veterans Residence provides rental units for low-income veterans. The rental property is located at 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information, visit:

For eligibility and requirements, download the PDF handbook at:

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_manual.pdf

To view the application, download a PDF copy at: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_application.pdf

For more information, contact the Mercer County Affordable Housing Program at:

640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 989-6858, Fax (609) 989-0306

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

3.4.2      Municipality-Specific Housing Programs

In Alphabetical Order by Municipality

Ewing: The Township of Ewing coordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with

Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Ewing@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=jefferson

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Townshipcoordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Hamilton@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=hamiltonwelcome

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Township Housing and Urban Development Office provides information regarding Community Development Block Grant Program (i.e. housing rehabilitation), rental assistance (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and affordable housing.

2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150 Hamilton, NJ 08650

Phone: (609) 890-3675, Fax: (609) 890-3525

Email: JBlakely@hamiltonnj.com

Web: www.hamiltonnj.com/HUD

 

Hopewell Township: TheTownship of Hopewell affordable housing program provides both for sale homes and rental units. Hopewell’s Affordable Sales are managed by Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation.

One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3822, ext. 5

Email: necall@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Web: https://www.princetoncommunityhousing.org/communities/hopewell-township-affordable-sales-program

 

Hopewell Borough: Hopewell Borough provides affordable housing in accordance with COAH. Contact the affordable housing liaison for more information.

88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Phone: (609) 466-2636, Fax: (609) 466-8511

Email: Michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Web: www.hopewellboro-nj.us/departments/administration/affordable-housing/          

 

Hightstown Housing Authority serves low income residents of the Borough of Hightstown and the surrounding areas.

131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 448-2268, Fax: (609) 426-9440

Email: kleprevost@Hightstownhousing.org

Web: www.hightstownhousing.org/default.aspx

 

Lawrence Township: Lawrence Township provides affordable housing for both purchasers and renters.

2207 Lawrence Road, P.O. Box 6006, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 844-7087, Fax: (609) 896-0412

Email: Alink@lawrencetwp.com

Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/affhousing.html

 

Pennington Borough has limited affordable housing properties, which are advertised through the New Jersey Housing Resource Center at www.nj.gov/njhrc/find.

For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Liaison:

30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-0095

Phone: (609) 737-0276

Email: eheinzel@penningtonboro.org (Eileen Heinzel, current affordable housing liaison)

Web: www.nj.gov/njhrc/find or www.penningtonboro.org

           

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a government corporation that provides housing for low income families in Princeton while promoting self-sufficiency. PHA owns and manages 236 apartments for families, seniors, and disabled residents in addition to five developments in Princeton. Units may have income requirements.

1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3448

Web: www.princetonhousing.org/

 

Robbinsville Township: Robbinsville Township provides affordable housing for both sale and rent. For more information, contact the Municipal Housing Liaison/Administrative Agent, Gail Pfister.

2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 259-3600 ext. 110

Email: gailp@robbinsville.net

Web: www.robbinsville-twp.org/departments/affordable_housing/index.php

 

Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides affordable housing for Trenton residents. For a listing of affordable rental properties in the City of Trenton, visit www.trentonnj.org/ documents/rental_housing_list.doc (Word document). For Trenton Housing Authority eligibility requirements, visit www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing.

875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: (609) 278-5000

Web: www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing

 

West Windsor: TheTownship of West Windsor affordable housing programs are coordinated in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. Sales and rentals are available for low and moderate income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Info@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=wwtwp

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