Housing Assistance

Overview

Through federal, state, and county funding, BEOF provides rental assistance and housing counseling to fight homelessness in Hudson County with our HPRP and HPP grants

The Home Prevention Program, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Grants provides temporary assistance to individuals and families who are living in the streets or in emergency shelters and to households in imminent risk of homelessness. Grant funds meet immediate monetary needs, such as rental assistance, utility deposits and payments, and moving costs. In addition, case managers help clients stabilize their housing situation by developing a personalized plan that includes job search and career advancement, while addressing the factors that contributed to the housing crisis.

The program also addresses chronic homelessness from both legal and social perspectives. BEOF ensures that clients do not experience discrimination for such impairments as mental illness, drug dependency, or physical disability. The staff helps potential landlords understand these impairments, which creates the willingness to assist with clients’ housing needs.

Eligibility

Housing assistance is available to families and individuals in Hudson County who are, or are in imminent danger of becoming, homeless.

Required Documentation

To assist with timely processing, please provide the following documentation when filing an application:
Photo identification
Social Security numbers for ALL family members
Rent receipts
Proof of income

How to Apply

Visit our office at 555 Kennedy Boulevard (between 21st and 22nd Streets) in Bayonne, N.J. Friendly staff members are available to help you complete the applications. You can also call 201-437-7222 for more information.

Our offices open at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and close at 4:00 p.m. every day except Friday, when we close at 3:30 p.m.