Shelter

If you are in Bergen County NJ and are homeless and need shelter for tonight, please call the Bergen County Homelessness Prevention Hotline at 888-323-7426.

Government Resources

Section 8

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as “Section 8”) refers to Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) and provides assistance to very low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Housing can include single-family homes, townhouses and apartments and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. 

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Section 8

 

HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD – Your Rights

HUD – Enforcement

HUD – Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Department of Law and Public Safety – Division of Civil Rights

Bergen County New Jersey

Bergen County New Jersey – Community Development

 

Fair Housing Groups

National Fair Housing Alliance

National Community Reinvestment Coalition