Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

Types of assistance available:

  • Arrears in rental payments (up to six (6) months)
  • Security deposits
  • Rental assistance (short term- up to three (3) months)

Assistance is available to extremely low income individuals and families who are:

  • homeless, couch-surfing or otherwise precariously housed;
  • currently have a tenancy summons or warrant of removal

The following additional information and requirements must be met:

  • Must meet the income limits
  • Must be able to be self-sustaining post assistance
  • Must be able to provide birth certificate and social security card for all household members

Call the Homeless Prevention hotline at 201-336-6490 to begin the intake/eligibility process. Please leave a message with your name and telephone number. All calls are returned within the next business day.