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October 10, 2017 DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Ocean County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

October 10, 2017 DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Ocean County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

Housing Resource Fair to Be Held in Toms River Township on October 17 to Help People Affected by Superstorm Sandy Access Available Housing Resources

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Toms River Township, Ocean County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.

The Housing Resource Fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington Street, in Toms River.

“People affected by Superstorm Sandy who continue to need assistance are encouraged to attend the upcoming Housing Resource Fair,” said DCA Commissioner Charles A. Richman. “Knowledgeable staff from a wide range of organizations will be present in one place to answer questions, address concerns, and guide people to available resources.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with supportive services organizations, government agencies, leasing agents, landlords, and non-profit groups. The fair is open to Sandy-impacted residents from anywhere in New Jersey.

Housing Counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program will also be present to offer attendees free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, mortgages, budgeting, and rental guidance.

DCA is hosting the Housing Resource Fair in partnership with the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) and the Affordable Housing Alliance. Representatives of DCA, HMFA, and the Affordable Housing Alliance will attend the Housing Resource Fair.

This is the 13th such Housing Resource Fair for Sandy-impacted residents to be held, and the second time in Toms River.

DCA is holding the Housing Resource Fairs in those counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union). Information about upcoming Housing Resource Fairs will be provided as they are scheduled.

For more information on the Housing Resource Fair, people may contact the DCA’s Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling (609) 292-3750 or the Affordable Housing Alliance by calling (732) 982-5072.