Resources

Other Possible Funding Sources and Related Services:

  • Contact USDA Rural Development at www.rurdev.usda.gov/nj/ or 856-787-7700 for information about possible additional loans or grants for home rehabilitation projects
  • PSE&G provides assistance with utility bills. Click here
  • NJ Shares assists New Jersey households who have fallen behind on their energy bills due to a temporary crisis. Click here
  • The Modification Program of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan helps homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments by encouraging lenders to modify/refinance eligible mortgages to produce affordable monthly payments Click here

For House Maintenance and Safety:

  • Click here to see the Healthy Home Maintenance Checklist for information about recommended home maintenance.  
  • Important fire prevention information click here

For Houses Built Prior to 1978:

  • Protect Your Family from Lead Hazards –  Go online to the United States Environment Protection Agency  (EPA) at  http://www2.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family for information on lead hazard sources and how to overcome them and to www2.epa.gov/lead/lead-safe-guide-renovateright-color-booklet on how to protect against lead hazards during renovations or call 1 (800) 424-LEAD [5323] 

For Information on Home Improvement Contractors and State Code Requirements:

  • Division of Consumer Affairs provides information on Home Improvement Contractors.  Click here
  • Division of Consumer Affairs Residential Home Improvement Contractor Compliance Checklist. Click here
  • New Jersey Division of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards , Codes & Regulations . Click here
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  Uniform Construction Code. Click here

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunities:

For more information on discrimination or if anyone feels they are a victim of discrimination, please contact the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights at 1-866-405-3050 or Click here

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