BCHC: Bergen County Housing Coalition-Tenant-Landlord Outreach and Guidance

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

Our Mission:

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.

We provide:





There is no charge for our services: donations are always welcome.


Cynthia Arone

Senior Housing Counselor

Zulma Aleem

Housing Counselor

Feel free to contact us!

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Monday through Friday


(201) 488-5100

(201) 488-6767

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.




About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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