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Emergency Housing & Homeless Assistance

Emergency Housing & Homeless Assistance
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Detective Sgt. Ben Gering
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Contact Princeton Human Services for assistance with emergency housing at 609-688-2055.
 If you need emergency shelter after hours, contact the Homeless Hotline at 609-468-8296.

 

Anchor House 

Provides 24 hour shelter for homeless youth ages 18-21 throughout New Jersey. This facility works with homeless runaways, abused children and youth to provide transitional housing, emergency foster care, and outreach counseling to those at risk of dropping out of school. Anchor House helps provide food, clothing, medical and dental care, life skills, and educational preparation. 

482 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 396-8329

Web: www.anchorhousenj.org

 

Arm In Arm 

(Previously Crisis Ministry of Mercer County)provides assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of eviction, foreclosure, or utility shutoff. The organization offers food pantries with fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items to low-income people across Mercer County. Personal care products such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste are available. Work training programs are provided as well.

Phone: (609) 396-9355

Email: info@arminarm.org

Web: http://arminarm.org/

 

61 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

123 E. Hanover Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

 

Escher Sro Project 

Offers subsidized transitional and permanent residences, as well as social services, to individuals in need of safe housing. This is an affordable option for the homebound and disabled, low-income working resident, retired individuals, veterans, and those discharged from hospitals and other institutions.

50 Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Phone: (609) 392-4599

Web: www.eschersroproject.com/home

 

HomeFront 

Helps families who are at risk for homelessness and food insecurity become self-sufficient. HomeFront offers various programs that provide food, housing, parenting skills, employment assistance, childcare programs, education, and career counseling.

1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 989-9417

Email: homefront@homefrontnj.org

Web: www.homefrontnj.org

 

Homeless Hotline 

Is provided through the Mercer County Board of Social Services and provides emergency referrals and assistance for homeless individuals in need of short-term shelter.

200 Woolverton St, Trenton, NJ, 08650

Phone: (609) 468-8296

Web: http://www.mcboss.org

        

Housing Initiatives of Princeton 

Provides temporary living arrangements for families and individuals who are facing homelessness for 12-24 months. They provide case management, financial advice, educational support, and budgeting assistance. Eligibility determined by application, in-person interview, background check, and income verification.

33 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 279-6987

Web: www.housinginitiativesofprinceton.org/

   

Oaks Integrated Care 

Offers a multitude of professional services from child and adult counseling to housing stability programs. Services are offered throughout New Jersey and are offered to all Mercer County residents. Fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate individuals and families with limited means.

770 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Phone: (609) 267-5928

Web: www.oaksintcare.org

 

Rescue Mission of Trenton 

Provides the only emergency shelter in Mercer County, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. The emergency shelter is open from 4 PM – 8 AM daily and is located at 89 Ewing Street, Trenton, NJ 08609. They also offer services for those in need of addiction rehabilitation and residential or outpatient emergency services. Under the Emergency Services Program, the Rescue Mission also operates a weekend soup kitchen every Sunday and the fifth Saturday of the month. Transitional housing is available on a limited basis.

98 Carroll Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Phone: (609) 695-1436

Web: http://www.rescuemissionoftrenton.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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