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Low Income Assistance

Programs and eligibility may change annually.

BENEFITSCHECKUP.ORG

A nation-wide web site of the National Council on Aging which identified federal, state and local benefits, as well as other helpful links.

benefitscheckup.org/


COMCAST


COMFORT PARTNERS

  • New Jersey Public Utilities program to help people reduce energy use, lower costs and protect the environment. Eligibility for those on PAAD, HEAP, SSI, TANF.
  • 888.773.8326
  • njcleanenergy.com/residential/home/home

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

  • Affordable home repair. Critical repair for health and safety of home: 5 year 0% loan, minor home preservation $100/day.
  • Restore for furniture and building materials
  • 609.393.8009, ext. 228
  • habitatbcgtp.org/

HELP WITH PAYING BILLS


MEDICAID & FOOD STAMPS

See Government Programs — contact Mercer County Board of Social Services or ADRC 609.989.6661

MERCER COUNTY HOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

More information on these programs at Mercer County Board of Social Services or ADRC (Office on Aging  609.989.6661)  state.nj.us/bpu/assistance/programs/

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI-HEAP)

Residential Weatherization Assistance Program

  • Grants and technical assistance to income eligible families
  • 609.989.6858

Residential Home Rehabilitation

  • Interest-free loans for income-eligible owner-occupiers
  • 609.278.8076

Helping Hands for Seniors

  • Assistance for income-eligible seniors for repair/modification
  • 609.989.6858

Mercer County Board of Social Services

See Government Agencies

Mercer County / Enable Accessibility Program

  • Assists with installation of ramps and interior modifications
  • 609.989.6858

MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM

The New Jersey Medicare Saving Program assists specified low-income medicare beneficiaries. See Medicare.

See also NEW JERSEY CARE, Special Medicaid program for Aged, Blind and Disabled, which covers Medicare Part A and certain other costs not covered by Medicare. See Medicaid.


NJHELPS.ORG

  • A website that helps you find out if you are eligible for New Jersey assistance programs. Currently includes food stamps, Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, LIHEAP, WFNJ/TANF, NJ Care for Kids, Kinship Navigator.
  • njhelps.org

NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS (FAIR REBATE)

See Taxes and Tax Assistance


NJ SHARES

  • One-time crisis grant for utility and phone bills. Not eligible if receiving other benefits.
  • Eligibility for energy assistance capped at 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • 1901 N Olden Avenue Extension, Suite 1A, Ewing, NJ 08618
  • 888.657.4273 or 609.883.1626
  • njshares.org

NJTRUE ENERGY ASSISTANCE

  • Affordable Housing Alliance
  • 59 Broad St., Eatontown, NJ 07724
  • 732.982.8710
  • ahanjtrue.orgwww.housingall.org
  • Income eligible people can get assistance with gas and electric bills that are overdue.

PAGE PROGRAM (PSE&G)

  • Assistance to pay gas and electric bills through PSE&G
  • Income eligible, asset limit, outstanding balance but payments made, not received LiHEAP or USF funds.
  • pseg.com/page
  • 855.465.8783

PRAB.ORG

  • Non profit organization, home repair assistance in Central New Jersey
  • 732.828.4510
  • prab.org

PRINCETON HUMAN SERVICES

  • Municipal General Assistance, Latino Services, Taxi, Other Assistance
  • 1 Monument Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 609.688.2055

PRINCETON  No-Interest Home Improvement Loans

  • Princeton  seniors who own their homes and have an annual income within certain limits may qualify for a loan to help with major home repairs such as roof replacement, electrical, plumbing and structural repairs, among others. The loan is interest free if the person continues to live in the home for at least six years. Payment of the loan is deferred until the home is sold.
  • 609.688.2029 — Princeton Affordable Housing Coordinator
  • princetonnj.gov/departments/affordable-housing

PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

See Pharmaceutical Programs


PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT BUREAU

  • Funds for owner occupants for housing rehabilitation, loans, grants.
  • 319 E. State St., 2nd Fl. Annex, Trenton, NJ 08608
  • 609.989.3280

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UNIVERSAL SERVICES FUND


UTILITY ASSISTANCE (LIFELINE CREDIT PROGRAM)

Lifeline consists of three programs: Lifeline Credit Program provides a $225 credit on electric and gas utility bills for eligible beneficiaries. Tenants Lifeline Assistance Program provides a $225 check to eligible tenants who have the cost of gas and electric utilities included in their rent. Special Utility Supplement provides a supplement of up to $18.75 a month to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in place of a Lifeline Utility credit or Tenants Lifeline Assistance payment.

Must be a recipient of PAAD; Must meet the eligibility requirements for PAAD; Must be a recipient of Medical Assistance to the Aged (MAA); Must be a recipient of Medical Assistance Only (MAO); or must be a recipient of the New Jersey Care. For additional information call toll free 800.792.9745 .

state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/lifelinedetail.html


VISION, HEARING, DENTAL PROGRAMS

See Vision, Hearing & Dental


OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE:

Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton

See Crisis Assistance

United Progress Inc.

United Progress Inc. is a non-profit community action agency with more than 35 years of experience providing poor and disenfranchised populations with social service programs designed to promote self-sufficiency and responsibility and move them from poverty into the economic main stream. UPI’s current programs include housing, employment, alcohol and drug treatment, nutritional and psychosocial counseling in addition to an emergency food pantry and information and referral services.

  • 162 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08618
  • 609.392.2161

Catholic Charities:

  • Emergency & Community Services, 132 N. Warren St., Trenton NJ
  • 609.394.8847

The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.

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