Housing Works (Shelter Case Management)

Housing Works Initiative (HWI) works with Bergen County residents, who are currently homeless and maintaining temporary shelter placement at the Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center. Individuals are provided recovery-oriented support services in an effort to achieve and maintain independent community living. Case Management services are provided to prepare shelter guests for the transition to scattered site apartments and linking them to community resources, in order to assist in sustaining their permanent housing placement.

Program Goal

To secure and maintain permanent housing placements for individuals who are currently homeless. To provide linkage to community resources that assist in stabilization of their living arrangements and long-term self-sufficiency.

Specialized Services

  • Case management services that assist with housing search, landlord negotiations, accessing resources to assist with security deposits and furnishing the home, moving in and ongoing advocacy with the landlord.
  • Enhancing independent living skills and activities through coordination of community-based services.
  • Advocacy in securing and maintaining housing vouchers.

Participants will receive assistance with benefits and financial management.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Smith, Program Manager
Phone: (201) 265-8200 ext. 5417
E-mail: TaraS@CarePlusNJ.org

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 201-986-5000 for more information.