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The Housing Partnership for Morris County was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in March 1992, and has been HUD-certified since November 2000. As the only centralized resource for affordable housing information and guidance in Morris County, the agency’s programs provide free materials and guidance to low-income home seekers looking for affordable rental or for-sale housing, as well as nonprofits and municipalities. The programs and free seminars include: Countywide and small home buying seminars and expos held in Dover, “Jump Start to Home Ownership” seminars, “Step by Step to Home Ownership” seminars, Down Payment Assistance, Rental Readiness, Rental/Mobility counseling, Project S.E.E.D., Student Education for Economic Development, the Affordable Senior Housing Guide, and the Morris County More Affordable Apartment Guide. First-time homebuyer seminars are also conducted in Spanish.

Community Access Unlimited, Inc. Elizabeth, NJ $8,016 Community Access Unlimited, Inc., is a nonprofit social service agency that has been providing support to New Jersey residents for over twenty years. Its services are provided to the residents of Union County with particular emphasis on the urban centers; Elizabeth and Plainfield. The agency provides an extensive array of services including supervised apartments, residential services to youth at risk, supportive living services, transitional housing for the homeless families, employment services that include job coaching, training, and placement, information and referral services, and recreation services to people with disabilities. The entire educational curriculum and materials have been translated into Spanish. Community Access understands that there are two components to successfully assist Union County residents in their housing needs and problems: education and counseling. The counseling staff provides information regarding local, state, and federal housing programs to assist renters, first-time homeowners, and existing homeowners. This information includes, but is not limited to, credit, debt and money management, the closing process and post- purchase responsibilities.

Urban League of Union County Elizabeth, NJ $12,506 The Urban League of Union County is an affiliate of the National Urban League. Urban League has been HUD-certified since March 1976, and provides comprehensive housing counseling services to Union County. Its services include help to perspective buyers, to delinquent and defaulted mortgagors, and to renters and seniors interested in the Reverse Mortgage (HECM) program. Its services also include fair housing counseling and energy conservation assistance. Urban League’s programs have been instrumental in reinstating mortgages, educating perspective homeowners, preventing evictions, and working closely with utility companies to prevent termination of services.

Monmouth Board of Chosen Freeholders Freehold, NJ $14,578


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