Rental Counseling

Housing Counseling for Renters

The Housing Partnership offers free, confidential counseling to renters in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Essex, Union, Morris, and Warren

County.

We are a HUD-certified counseling agency who understands the process and can be your navigator to help you avoid eviction and provide financial coaching.

Schedule an appointment with one of our HUD-certified counselors who will help you:

  • Calculate your housing affordability.
  • Develop and review your household budget.
  • Review your consumer credit reports and advise how to improve credit standing and/or establish credit.
  • Provide information on Fair Housing Rights.
  • Advice on Eviction Diversion and help prepare a hardship statement to provide to your landlord if you are at risk of falling behind on payments or are already behind.
  • Refer to resources that may help you with emergency assistance and relocation.

To Schedule Your Free Appointment Complete the Following

  1. Complete the initial questionnaire BELOW and someone will return your call.
  2. Please download or contact (973) 659-9222 to obtain a copy of the intake forms:

Begin Rental Intake Questionnaire

On Mobile?

Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app to fill out the forms.

  1. Return forms and a HUD Certified Counselor will contact you to schedule your one to one appointment.

Housing Counseling for Renters FAQs

Why is all of this documentation required?

This information is needed so your counselor can have a complete picture of your financial situation and provide the best guidance

Why isn’t there a fee for this advocacy service?

Our program is funded by The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agencies’ Housing Counseling Program there fore there is no cost to the client.

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