About CJHRC

CJHRC Services

The services that we provide to low and moderate income families include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Eligibility and application processes for the state and federal affordable housing programs
  • Foreclosure and delinquency counseling
  • Financial Literacy (budgeting, tracking expenses, credit debt, etc.,)
  • Housing rehabilitation opportunities
  • Homebuyer education (pre & post purchase)
  • Information and referrals on emergency and transitional housing
  • Fair Housing Information
  • Grant and Downpayment Assistance Programs (Federal/State/Other)
  • HUD eligibility requirements for senior housing programs, subsidized housing and shared living programs
  • Information for special needs housing in Somerset County, including senior housing and housing for the disabled

The Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC)

CJHRC provides low and moderate-income families with the information that they need to make informed and reasonable decisions to achieve their housing goals.

CJHRC Community Mission

CJHRC is a non-profit alliance of representatives from corporate and financial institutions, the real estate and development communities, social service providers, government leaders and housing advocates, working locally to resolve issues facing households who are struggling to find housing that meets their needs and means.

CJHRC operates the only centralized housing resource center within Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. The Housing Resource Center is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling agency that provides clients with information to overcome their housing obstacles. We use our extensive resources to find affordable housing for families, individuals, senior citizens and those with special needs. The Housing Resource Center assists clients both individually and in group programs annually... at no charge.

PROCLAMATION

SOMERSET COUNTY HOUSING MONTH

APRIL 2015

"Secure and appropriate housing is a basic human need for all"

WHEREAS, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders finds that decent, safe and affordable housing is part of the American Dream and a goal of all Somerset County residents; and

WHEREAS, April, 2015 marks the forty-seventh(47th) anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which gives individuals the right to choose where to live without discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, familial status, national origin, and/or disability; and

WHEREAS, to commemorate the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the concept of "Housing Month" celebrated each April by the Board of Chosen Freeholders for the past twenty-three (23) years has focused on the talents and vigorous local efforts of grassroots and non-profit organizations, housing service providers, elected officials, state and county agencies and others to promote and preserve fair housing while helping to create and preserve housing opportunities for the residents of Somerset County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders does hereby proclaim the month of April 2015 to be Housing Month in the County of Somerset and urge all citizens to carry out the activities and spirit of Housing Month throughout the year.