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

Homeless Services

Homeless Prevention Services

NJ Homeless Hotline 2-1-1
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The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) formerly known as CEAS 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 sustainable 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.

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 a onetime help assistance within 12 months Calendar year and financially you must prove that you can sustain the entire household going forward.

An applicant may be found eligible for payment of security deposit, past due rent/mortgage (up to 4 months) and/or past due utilities to avoid shut-off.

Please leave a message on voicemail for an appointment, (609) 348-3001 Ext. 2717.

We cannot complete an interview and/or application without 100% of the required household documents. Your reserved appointment will have to be rescheduled.

All Adults in the home MUST be present for Interview and Included on Application.

Please use the checklist to be sure you are prepared (Updated 8/16/23).


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