The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program provides assistance to New Jersey Atlantic County residents who are at risk of homelessness, but are ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families welfare, General Assistance welfare or Supplemental Security Income.
SSH funding is used solely to assist individuals and families who are experiencing short term, non-recurring emergencies. SSH is not ongoing for participants; it is short term assistance for individuals and families who will be able to sustain themselves after this short term assistance is provided. Your total expenses cannot exceed your income.
SSH applicants MUST have household income; Employment, Unemployment Benefits, Social Security and/or Social Security Disability and pension.
Individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance welfare (GA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are NOT eligible for this grant program. If a customer has received any of the above assistance benefits for 4 consecutive months, they are ineligible to apply for one calendar year from the date of assistance last received.
Applicants must complete a Homeless Management Information System (NJHMIS) Client Consent-Single Intake form for each household member. This form is a pre-screening assessment tool; it is NOT an application for the program. This is onetime help assistance within 18 months and financially you must prove that you can sustain the entire household going forward.
An applicant may receive assistance by paying a security deposit up to $2,000.00
An applicant may receive assistance by paying rent or mortgage up to $2,400.00
An applicant may receive assistance by paying a shut-off utility up to $1,800.00
Visit 1333 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor Atlantic City, NJ 08401
We cannot complete an interview and/or application without 100% of the required household documents. Your reserved appointment will have to be rescheduled.