JFS Resource Center

The JFS Resource Center is a clearinghouse of benefits and other information to access both government and community resources.
Click on the links below for more information. Please note that all announcements are dated, and are subject to change.
For further information, please contact the JFS Resource Center at [email protected] or call 973-777-7638 x614.


Medicaid Redetermination Applications Required

March 28, 2023
The automatic continuation of Medicaid coverage, which has been in effect for three years, is ending in on May 31, 2023, and Medicaid redetermination applications will be required.


Emergency SNAP Extra Benefit Amounts will Return to Normal

February 23, 2023
As of March 1, 2023, the extra temporary SNAP benefit (SNAP Emergency Allotments) recipients got during the COVID-19 pandemic are ending.


Waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

February 2, 2023
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Federal Student Loan Debt Relief

October 24, 2022
A new program that provides eligible borrowers with full or partial forgiveness of loans up to $20,000 to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 to non-Pell Grant recipients.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Temporary Waiver

October 16, 2022
Links to resources to better understand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver and steps to access its relief before the 10/31/22 deadline.

Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)

September 16, 2022
This new program will provide property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence on October 1, 2019, and meet income limits.

State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List

June 23, 2022
State of New Jersey Rental Assistance Program will be accepting applications to be added to their waiting lists.

Affordable Connectivity Program

May 18, 2022
New benefit that helps individuals and families afford the Wi-Fi .

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

May 3, 2022
New assistance is available to help pay past-due water and sewer bills.

LIHEAP and Water Bill Assistance Program

March 8, 2022
Multiple assistance programs available for heating, cooling and water bills.

The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund

February 15, 2022
One-time cash benefit to households who suffered economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from both of the federal stimulus checks and COVID-related unemployment assistance.

Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program (ERMA)

February 8, 2022
This program provides up to $35,000 in assistance to cover mortgage arrearages and other housing cost delinquencies for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

May 7, 2021
FEMA will be providing financial assistance of up to $9,000 to cover funeral expenses for each COVID-19 related funeral that occurred after January 20, 2020.