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Fair Housing

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The Fair Housing Officer investigates initial allegations of housing discrimination, provides housing referral services and furthers affirmative marketing and outreach.

Housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability is illegal by federal law. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint. Fair housing is your right!

Public Assisted Housing / Rent Subsidies

Lakewood Housing Authority
Tenant-based Rental Assistance
Berkeley Township Housing Authority732-364-1300
Brick Township Housing Authority732-920-9400
NJ Department of Community Affairs
Rental Assistance
Homelessness Prevention

Ocean County Board of Social Services
Homelessness Prevention (O.C.E.A.N., Inc.)
Ocean County Office of Senior Services
Assisted Living and Subsidized Housing for the Elderly

Housing Rehabilitation

Affordable Housing Alliance732-389-2958
Access Ability Services609-392-4004
ext. 535 / 590
O.C.E.A.N., Inc.732-288-2614,
Ext. 104
Ocean County Energy Council
Weatherization for Seniors
High Heating Bills
Fix-It Program
Minor Repairs for vulnerable elderly
ext. 3223
Ocean County Board of Social Services
High Energy Bills
Home Energy Assistance

Housing Discrimination

Ocean County Fair Housing Officer732-929-2054
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)800-669-9777
HUD - Newark office973-622-7900,
ext. 3250
NJ Division of Civil Rights609-292-4605
Disability Rights New Jersey800-922-7233

Tenant/Landlord Assistance and Disputes

South Jersey Legal Services732-341-2727
NJ Legal Aid973-246-0770
Office of Tenant and Landlord Information609-530-5424
Ocean County Board of Social Services
(Special Response Unit)
Legal Services of NJ
LSNF-LAW (Legal Hotline)

Homebuyer Assistance

HUD-Owned Homes Hotline800-767-4483
NJ Affordable Housing Management Service609-292-9795
NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA)800-654-6873
USDA - Rural Development (State)609-267-3090
USDA - Rural Development (Local)732-349-1067
Housing and Mortgages for Seniors 
HUD's Title VIII Fair Housing Complaint Process