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September 24, 2018 DCA Announces Free Housing Resource Fair in Monmouth County

September 24, 2018 DCA Announces Free Housing Resource Fair in Monmouth County

Housing Resource Fair to Be Held in Middletown on September 26; People Affected by Superstorm Sandy Encouraged to Attend

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Middletown, Monmouth County, to provide people with information about housing counseling, utility assistance, housing search help, foreclosure prevention, and other services. Anyone who was affected by Superstorm Sandy is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Housing Resource Fair, which is being presented by the Affordable Housing Alliance, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ, 07748.

“We know there are people in our communities who are struggling to make ends meet because of a lost job, illness, the death of a loved one, the lingering impact of Superstorm Sandy, or some other issue. Regardless of the reason, anyone who needs assistance is encouraged to come to the free housing resource fair,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, DCA Commissioner. “There will be a tremendous amount of resources conveniently gathered in one place, and knowledgeable people who can answer questions and provide guidance.”

For example, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with HUD-certified housing counselors for a wide array of housing-related issues, including budgeting and rental guidance. They can also learn about affordable home loans and speak with representatives of affordable rental communities developed with Sandy recovery funds that are accepting rental applications. Additionally, attendees can receive information about the New Jersey HomeSaver foreclosure prevention initiative and Foreclosure Mediation Assistance Program.

Aside from DCA and the Affordable Housing Alliance, the following organizations have committed to date to participate:

  • New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
  • Saint Bernard Project
  • Legal Services of New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project
  • Fulfill NJ
  • Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey VNA Cancer Coalition
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center
  • Child Care Resources
  • Monmouth County Division of Planning
  • RPM Development Group
  • Glen Kelly Real Estate LLC
  • Wells Fargo
  • Valley National Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Advisors Mortgage
  • Union Home Mortgage
  • Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Aetna

DCA is hosting the Housing Resource Fair together with the Affordable Housing Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to developing and preserving affordable housing and providing housing education. The Department has held Resource Fairs in each of 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 Resource Fairs will be provided as they are scheduled.

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