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Essex County and New Jersey have a wealth of social service assistance and resources for residents.  Please keep this page bookmarked as we update information.

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Education

United States Department of Education
Fosters educational excellence and ensures equal access; provides student loans,
financial aid, educational policies, etc.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202
(800) USA-LEARN - (800) 872-5327

Energy | Utility

NJPowerOn.org
Provides assistance for paying for gas and electric bills
Essex County Affiliate Location
233 West Market Street
Newark, NJ  07103
(973) 565-9500

State of New Jersey - Department of Community Affairs' Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills

Food and Nutrition

State of New Jersey - Department of Human Services' NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides food assistance to families with low-incomes to help buy groceries

Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Provides nutritious meals and fights hunger and poverty for those in need through engagement, education and empowerment.  Food pantries are located throughout New Jersey.

Housing and Rentals

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Newark Field Office
Provides housing support, such as rental assistance, homeless assistance and real estate assessments
One Newark Center
1085 Raymond Boulevard, 13th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 622-7900

Urban League of Essex County
HUD-approved Housing Counseling Program that addresses housing concerns, prepares you for homeownership, helps you avoid foreclosure as well as improve family financial stability through the Financial Opportunity Center
508 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ  07107
(973) 624-2535 x293

Articles

Rent Relief Resources: A Message from FHA on Safeguarding Renters (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Fighting Unfair Evictions, Providing Legal Assistance, Keeping People Housed, Connecting People with Rent and Utility Relief, Providing Tools to Help Public Housing Authorities, HUD-assisted Landlords/Tenants, and People Experiencing Homelessness)

Recovery Assistance

State of New Jersey - Tropical Storm Ida
Assistance covering temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans and other programs

Senior Services

The Essex County Division of Senior Services
Offers programs and services for the senior community, such as transportation, caregiving, health insurance counseling and home modifications
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard, Room 102
Newark, NJ  07102
(973) 395-8375

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