BCHC: Bergen County Housing Coalition-Tenant-Landlord Outreach and Guidance
316 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 488-5100 or (201) 488-6767
Fax: (201) 342-7452
The BCHC provides guidance and case service in matters of Landlord-Tenant Law to low and moderate income individuals.
Clients involved in landlord-tenant disputes are counseled and informed of their rights and responsibilities under New Jersey laws, local rent control ordinances, state and local property codes and other applicable statutes. Educational workshops dealing with these issues are open to the public.
In addition, a specialized Homelessness Prevention Program provides in-depth counseling to individuals and families facing potential homelessness due to eviction. The BCHC also provides regular consultation and assistance to other social service agencies, public officials, municipal governments and community groups.
Have you ever asked yourself:
*What do I know about Leases?
*What is the landlord required to do with my security and what can I do if it isn’t done properly?
*How much can my rent be raised and how often?
*What maintenance and repairs are the landlord’s responsibility?
*What can I do to get repairs done?
*What are my options if I have a to break my lease?
*How can I deal with harassment?
*I can no longer afford my apartment. Is there a way I can get rental assistance?
*What should I do if I am threatened with eviction?
*Can I be locked out without a court order?
*What are the procedures in Landlord-Tenant and Small Claims Court?
If you have questions like these, Bergen County Housing Coalition may be able to help.
The Bergen County Housing Coalition has assisted more than 50,000 households since its inception in 1979.
We offer prompt, courteous attention to you tenant problems, educating you as to the latest cases and laws.
The key to solving a landlord tenant problem is knowledge of these laws. Our expert staff of housing counselors will help you tailor a solution to your specific problem.
There is no charge for our services: donations are always welcome.
Senior Housing Counselor
Feel free to contact us!
Monday through Friday
Fax: (201) 342-7452
Bergen County Housing Coalition is an affiliate of the Greater Bergen Community Action.
The BCHC is a non-profit organization funded by Bergen County Department of Human Services, Community Development, Development Block Grants, Older American Act-Title III Grants, PNC Foundation, Coliani Bank Charitable Foundation and Individual contributions.
Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the BCHC pamphlet. I have never used this service and I have no opinion of it either yes or no to how good the program is to use. Please call them for more information at the above number.