Homelessness Prevention


Helping Individuals and Families Maintain Stability and Their Home.

Individuals and families experience obstacles or emergencies, which affect their lives and financial stability, often times jeopardizing their housing.  Homefirst offers a suite of social services, temporary assistance and supportive services including emergency rental assistance, utility payments, or security deposit assistance to prevent homelessness.

In addition, Homefirst provides financial assistance to eligible residents to sustain housing with the ultimate goals of preventing homelessness prevention and housing retention.


The following is a list of services available through Homefirst Homeless Prevention Program:

  • Security deposit
  • First month rent
  • Rental arrearages
  • Utilities Assistance

For more information, please contact the Homeless Prevention Program Hotline at 908-753-4001.


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