Community Resources

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We’ve created this page to provide all types of important resources to our community. Please make use of these resources and pass the link on to anyone you know who might benefit from these resources!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Connecting Dover - Free and Low-Cost Resources and Community Information

Connecting Dover is a nonprofit community network that helps to provide free and low-cost resources to Morris County. It’s also an important conduit of information about what’s happening in the community. The Housing Partnership is a longtime Connecting Dover member organization and we have representation on the network’s Executive Committee.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, clothing, educational, medical, housing help, and more, please follow Connecting Dover on Facebook and reach out to them for help.

Caring.com - Emergency Housing Guide for Older Americans

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Their Emergency Housing Guide for older Americans is an important resource for anyone who finds themselves or a loved one in a sudden and difficult housing situation. You can find that guide here.

COVID-19 Homelessness Prevention Initiative

This is an application for the COVID-19 Homelessness Prevention Initiative. This program can pay Up to 6 months of rental arrears accumulated after January 1, 2022 for eligible households.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Household’s gross income must be below 50% of Area Median Income (Download income limits chart here.)
  • All household members must be legally present in the United States
  • Any arrears prior to January 1, 2022, must have been paid or have a guaranteed funding from an alternative source
  • Must have a valid lease
  • Must have a court summons that identifies the arrears; please note that the arrears could not have been already paid by you or another source

PLEASE NOTE: If you owe more than 6 months of arrears the program cannot assist

If you believe that you may eligible please complete the full application (Download Application Here) and supply ALL the additional documentation requested below then email the complete application and requested documentation to HomelessnessPreventionCV@dca.nj.gov

 

REQUIRED Additional Documentation:

 

  • A valid County ID, City ID, Veteran ID, or a NJ Motor Vehicle issued ID or NJ Driver’s License For (Everyone 18 years+)

 

  • A COPY of Birth Certificates for everyone in the household OR a valid passport, valid NJ Driver’s License, military discharge papers or social security benefit printout that shows birth date

 

  • A COPY of the Social Security cards for everyone in the household

 

 

  • Household Income:

➢ Proof of Current Household Income (Prior 30 Days):

  • Earned income: 4 weekly consecutive pay stubs or 2 biweekly pay stubs.
  • Unearned Income Examples:

➢ Social Security benefits.  Printout of award letter from Social Security

➢ Unemployment: Printout from Department of Labor.

➢ Temporary Disability Benefits/Private Insurance:  Check stubs or statement from benefit source.  If benefits are pending, get a letter from the source projecting the benefits that recipient will receive in the future including a start date.

➢ Child support: Copy of the court order or a copy of the probation records.

➢ Pension:  A letter from the source of the pension or check stubs.

➢ Veteran’s Benefits:  A statement from the Veterans Administration or check stubs.

➢ Copies of your most recent bank statement(s), if applicable

➢ Current Court Summons identifying months of arrears

Legal Services in New Jersey

Legal Services in New Jersey helps individuals and families who are in need of legal services but cannot afford them. You can learn more about them and contact them for help through their website here.