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Emergency Assistance

Agency: Bergen County Board of Social Services
Service Description:

Provides emergency assistance to prevent homelessness to recipients of WFNJ/TANF/GA and SSI.

Lifetime limit of Emergency Assistance:
WFNJ/TANF - Recipients 24 months
GA Recipients - 12 months
SSI Recipients - 24 months

Extensions may be available and varies on a case by case basis. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

- Shelter and household furnishings
- Temporary rental assistance or back rent or mortgage payments
- Utility payments (such as heat, water, and electric)
- Moving expenses
- Rapid rehousing for TANF recipients




Must be currently receiving WFNJ/TANF/GA or SSI benefits.

For the Rapid Rehousing program, self-sufficient TANF families who are currently homeless.

Application Instructions:

Walk-in for an assessment.

Required Documents:

  • application/registration forms
  • Last Update: July 17, 2017


    218 Rte 17 N

    Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

    Web Address:

    Areas Served:

    Bergen County

    Business Hours:

    Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Tue 8:00am - 8:00pm

    Telephones: types, numbers and hours
    Type Number Details
    Hotline (888) 323-7436 Homeless Hotline
    Main Phone (201) 368-7637
    Alternate Phone (201) 368-4222 SSI
    Fax (201) 368-4789




  • Open Fridays
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Thursdays
  • Open Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesdays
  • Payment/Funding

  • Free
  • Referral Required

  • Social Services referral required
  • Special Populations

  • Welfare Recipients
  • Utility Assistance type

  • TANF/GA Clients