Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): The Housing Authority of Bergen County

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): The Housing Authority of Bergen County.

Committed to creating and preserving affordable housing.

Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?

The purpose of the ESG program is to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The ESG Grant is received by the County of Bergen Continuum of Care and administered through the HABC.

The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness, provide funding for efforts to quickly rehouse individuals and families while minimizing the distress caused by dislocation.

Types of assistance available:

*Arrears in rental payments

*Security Deposits

*Rental Assistance (short term)

Had an unexpected event that put you behind on your rent?


Assistance is available to individuals and families who are:



*Or otherwise precariously housed.

*Must meet the income limits for very low income.

*Must be able to provide birth certificate for all household members.

*Must be able to provide social security cards for all household members.

Call (201) 336-6490

If you are in need of assistance, please call the number above and leave a message with your full name and phone number. All calls are returned within the next business day.

The HABC does not accept walk ins. You must call the hotline above for your prescreening assessment.

Bergen County Housing Health and Human Services Center: The HABC works in conjunction with the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center (HHH Center) to house the homeless and at risk population.

*The HHH Center is Bergen County’s homeless center for adult individuals.

*The HHH Center follows has a one-stop model which enables guests to get connected with other service providers in Bergen County.

*The HHH Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To apply for shelter, individuals may apply in person at:

120 South River Street

Hackensack, NJ  07601

*Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided to guests. Lunch and dinner are provided for individuals and families at risk of homelessness who live in the community.

Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Who We Are:

About Us:

The HABC is an extremely active agency that is very proud of its past accomplishments but at the same time continues to pave the way to do more in providing housing opportunities for all.

Who have developed a significant number of affordable condominium units for families with low and moderate incomes. We have developed over 600 units for the elderly and disabled population in Bergen County since 1964. We administer the largest Housing Choice Voucher program outside of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in the state with over 3,500 participants. In addition, we partner with the Bergen County Office of Community Development and Continuum of Care to administer housing assistance grants for targeted populations within the community.

Visit our website to see what we are working on now.

Contact Us:

Phone: (201) 336-7600

Email: info@habcnj.org

Web: http://www.habcnj.org

Housing Authority of Bergen County

One Bergen Court Plaza 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Housing Authority of Bergen County Pamphlet. I have not used the service so I have no opinion on it, either yes or no to how good the program is but please call or email the above numbers for more information.


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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1 Response to Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): The Housing Authority of Bergen County

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above number for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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