TRENTON – New Jerseyans displaced from their homes due to damage from Tropical Storm Ida are encouraged to use the online housing locator, the New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC), to help quickly find transitional or long-term housing. The NJHRC, located on the web at www.NJHRC.gov, is a free service to people in search of housing and to landlords who are looking to provide housing. A bilingual toll-free number 1-877-428-8844 is also available to both renters and landlords to access to this service.
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) is partnered with the non-profit organization Socialserve.com to provide web-based and call center-based housing location services for disaster recovery efforts. The NJHRC played a critical role in disaster relocation efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in late 2012.
To ensure that displaced residents can find stable housing quickly, NJHMFA is urging all property providers to list available rental housing by going to www.NJHRC.gov and clicking on “Add Housing.” The process of listing an available unit takes about 10 minutes, is completely free and can be done online or by calling 1-877-428-8844.
Although property listings in all New Jersey counties are welcome, please note that there is an urgent need for all available rental housing in the 11 major disaster areas listed below:
The NJHRC website is updated on a daily basis with transitional or long-term housing options. The site consolidates rental resources identified and provided by the New Jersey Apartment Association, New Jersey Association of Realtors, New Jersey Builders Association, landlords, private organizations, federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the public to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area.
For assistance, call toll-free: 1-877-428-8844 or visit www.NJHRC.gov
NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY (NJHMFA)
NJHMFA, an affiliate of DCA, is a statewide and national leader in providing and advocating for affordable housing and homeownership. The Agency provides financing to developers to create quality homes and provides mortgage loans and down payment and closing cost assistance to help homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership. For more information about NJHMFA programs, visit njhousing.gov.