Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county.
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 348-3001

Department of Family and Community Development

April SNAP Benefits

The state is aware that some households received a benefit amount less than expected and is working to resolve this concern. It is expected that the additional benefits will be added to your SNAP card in the coming days. You can check your benefits balance by calling 1-800-997-3333 or online at

Updated COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
As of March 22, 2021, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, provided by the NJ Department of Community Affairs,  will be accepting pre-applications for assistance for rental arrears and temporary assistance for future rent to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information visit:,  or call 609-490-4550.

CVERAP Phase II Tenant Information Flyer
CVERAP Phase II Landlord Information Flyer

Additional Housing Assistance

Visit to see if you are eligible for any of the state's housing assistance programs. These include temporary assistance to households who are being evicted due to a short- term loss of income and temporary financial assistance to help pay for housing and case management and services to maintain housing. There are also programs available to help veterans, low-income families, the elderly, single-parents, and more.

NJ SNAP Recipients to Continue to Receive Enhanced Food Assistance Benefits in March

NJ Human Services Extends COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Programs Through End of School Year

New Procedures for Work First New Jersey Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development continues to suspend all in-person interviews and face-to-face business with its customers who participate in Work First New Jersey programs, including General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as Medicaid and Emergency Assistance (EA) programs.  Complete Details

NJ SNAP Updates

TANF / WFNJ Updates

GA Updates

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Provides some extra help to pay for food at supermarkets, farmers markets and other approved stores.

Cash Assistance
Work First New Jersey (WFNJ)

which includes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA).
Provides monthly cash, short-term housing support, child care, job search and readiness.

NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid
NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid

Provides free or low-cost health care that may help pay for medical bills, doctor visits and prescriptions for certain low income individuals or families.

Screening and Application

Hours of Service - Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

County Office Building

1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-3001

Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county. This department administers the Work First New Jersey welfare reform program and works closely with the courts to establish and enforce the financial obligations of non-custodial parents. In addition to its workforce development programs, this department strives to coordinate its efforts with those of state and city governments, as well as other social service organizations. It attempts to solve the problems of TANF, Food Stamp and Medicaid recipients, as well as problems with housing and emergency assistance.

Three levels of government support Atlantic County’s programs and services: Federal, State and County. Officially, Atlantic County operates a federally mandated, state supervised, county administered service system. Laws, regulations, policies are set at the federal, state and local levels.


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Continuum of Care for the Homeless

FY2019 Continuum of Care Proposal Request

Possible SNAP Phishing Scam, 9/10/2020
Be aware of a scam using texting to obtain your personal information.  The text might say you were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP.  If you do not know if a request for information about SNAP is real or not, contact your local SNAP office.
Never share personal information with individuals or organizations that you do not know.  Personal information includes your social security number, bank information, or SNAP electronic benefits transfer card or PIN number.

If you think the text is a scam, do not reply at all.  Just delete

New Jersey Resources Directory 2020-2021
Recursos de New Jersey

New Jersey Resources Directory 2020-2021
Recursos de New Jersey


NJ Homeless Hotline 2-1-1
View/Print Flyer iwth More Information [flyer is in PDF format.  Live assistance 24/6 in multiple languages; Free and confidential]

DCAid Are you Eligible? Housing Assistance Program Eligibility Screening Tool

New Program – NJSave
for low-income older residents
and individuals with disabilities
Save money on Medicare premiums,
prescriptions and other living expenses.

Apply online.

Two Community Shuttles To Serve Atlantic County Residents Transportation Needs - Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle and the English Creek Tilton Road Community [hotlink]

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