Online Resource List

Project Ezrah Resource Center

Project Ezrah has compiled a list of resources and benefits that community members can easily access. 

If you would like to find out what other benefits you might be eligible for or need assistance applying for anything on this list please reach out to our office for your customized resource and benefit list by directly emailing [email protected]

The New Jersey Comfort Partners Program is a free program that helps income-eligible customers reduce their utility bills through implementing cost effective measures which save energy and money while improving their home’s safety and comfort at no cost to them.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

SAFELINK WIRELESS® is a program provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. serving eligible households. To participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, certain eligibility requirements must be met, which are set by each State where the service is provided.

With the ACP and Assurance Wireless, eligible households can get everything they need to stay connected.

WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program – includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost healthcare coverage that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and even hospitalization.

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmer’s markets. Eligibility is set by several factors, such as income and resources. You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy.

WHO:

Homeowners with a 2019 New Jersey gross income of $250,000 or less if, on October 1, 2019, they owned, occupied, and paid taxes on a home, condominium, cooperative housing complex, or continuing care unit.
Tenants with a 2019 New Jersey gross income of $150,000 or less if, on October 1, 2019, they:
Rented a house, apartment, condo, or mobile home that was subject to local property taxes; AND
Paid rent; AND
Their name was on the lease or rental agreement.

WHAT:

The benefit is calculated using your 2019 New Jersey Gross Income. Homeowners with incomes up to $150,000 will receive $1,500, and homeowners with incomes up to $250,000 will receive $1,000. Renters with incomes up to $150,000 will receive $450.

HOW:

The application deadline is Feb 28th, 2023.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program preliminary applications online at: www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559 for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list state-wide. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies to New Jersey residents, so that they can obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. A total of 20,000 households will be selected state-wide through a random lottery system and be placed on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher pre-applications will be available online at: www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559 beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 9:00 AM EST., until Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST., for New Jersey residents, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older; or, who are emancipated minors and meet all applicable federal income and eligibility requirements.

DCA has adopted the following preferences for admission to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list: Veterans, Homeless, Disabled, Domestic Violence, and Local and Secondary Residents. Applicants who qualify for one or more preferences will have priority for selection for placement on the waiting list. United States Armed Forces Veterans, and their surviving spouses in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 5:40-2.5., have the highest priority. Individuals who claim to have a preference, must meet all eligibility criteria for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at the time of selection from the waiting list, (on DCA’s webpage at https://www.nj.gov/dca/ see frequently asked questions #5 for a full definition for preferences). Applicants should select all preferences categories that apply to them.

All Applicants must have an email address to apply.

Only one (1) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre-application per household will be accepted. Paper pre-applications will not be accepted unless a reasonable accommodation is necessary. Please contact DCA-DHCR at 609-292-4080 and select Option 9 from the menu and request a reasonable accommodation, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week, or email us at: [email protected] during the open enrollment period.

Income limits for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program are referenced on DCA’s website at https://nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/section8hcv.html
Submission of a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre-application does not guarantee placement on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.
Additional information, including the Public Notice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in both Spanish and English can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/forms

Veolia and NJ SHARES have partnered to create a water assistance program to provide help to those who are in a
temporary financial crisis. The program is not based on income. State specific grant thresholds determine how much you
can receive. All grant payments are issued directly to the utility company on the customer’s behalf.