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Energy Assistance

Home Energy Assistance PSE&G

Get application online at www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/bill/help/payment_assist.jsp
1.800.510.3102
or e-mail energyassistance@dca.state.nj.us

Programs available

  • Weatherization Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • University Service Fund Credits (USF)

Bergen County Residents can apply at:
Bergen County Community Action Partnership, INC.
(Hours Monday, Tues, Wed, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm
Thursday 9:00-11:00am, 1:00-3:00 & 5:00-7:30)
316 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601 (201) 488-5100

NJ Lifeline Credit Program

1.800.792.9745
$225 yearly for Gas and Electric bills – Senior Citizens

NJ Shares

1.866.657.4273
Help with your electric bills for short term financial difficulty

TRUE:

Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses Grant – 1-855-465-8783


Energy Conservation

NJ Comfort Partners

Installation of energy efficiency measures, education and counseling for low-income households.
1-888-773-8326


Food & Health

Bergen County Department of Health Services

General information: Community Mental Health Services
1.201.634.2750

Bergen County Board of Social Services

Apply for Food Stamps & Medicaid on line
www.bcbss.com
218 Rte. 17 North
17 Park Office Center
Rochelle Park, NJ
(201) 368-4200

Meals on Wheels

Disabled and Aged Persons: 201-336-7420

Rutherford Area: Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Inc.

1.201.646.0195 or 1.201.935.3322
Bergen County Mental Health – General Questions

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1.201.262.HELP (1.201.262.4357)

Rutherford Community Pantry

1.201.460.3000 ext. 3168


Housing

CGP&H - Affordable Homes for Sale and Rent in New Jersey

To apply for affordable housing in Rutherford or any other towns, you need to apply on line to CGP&H www.affordablehomesnewjersey.com

Rutherford Senior Manor

67 Kip Avenue Rutherford, NJ 07070

201-438-7327

Entrance is limited to persons 62 years and older or to someone with mobility, vision or hearing impairment in which case the age is 18 or over.Income limitation

Housing Authority of Bergen County

One Bergen Plaza 2nd Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-336-7600

Apply for section 8 Housing or

Apply for Senior Citizen/Disabled Public Housing Programs

Housing Authority of Bergen County

Boiling Springs Gardens

147 Hackensack Street East Rutherford, NJ 07073

201-935-0790

Apply for Senior Citizen/Disabled Public Housing Programs

Entrance is limited to persons 62 years and older or to someone with mobility, vision or hearing impairment in which case the age is 18 or over.Income limitation

Housing Authority of Bergen County

25 Rockwood Place Suite 205Englewood, NJ 0731

201-569-7454

Apply for Senior Citizen/Disabled Public Housing Programs

Entrance is limited to persons 62 years and older or to someone with mobility, vision or hearing impairment in which case the age is 18 or over. Income limitation


190 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-2166


Professional Assistance

The Rutherford Public Library

201-939-8600
Resume writing, Job Seekers, Employment & Career Information


Telephone

Verizon’s Communications Lifeline

Low-income residents and Seniors, 50% discount
1-877-652-9426.


Social Security

Social Security Administration office

Apply for Social Security Income or Social Security Disability or retirement benefits
935 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ
(800) 772-1213


Transportation

Starfish

Volunteers assist with local doctor visits.
Patient needs to be able to walk independently to the car.
201-438-3406

Bridgebuilders

Volunteers assist with local doctor visits.
Patient needs to be able to walk independently to the car.
201-460-1600

Bergen County Community Transportation

201-368-5955

(800) 955-2321
www.njtransit.com/as_al.shtml

EZ RIDE

(201) 939-4242

Logisticare

Transportation to medical appointments for Medicaid Recipients
(866) 527-9933


Unemployment

Department of Labor

60 State Street,
Hackensack, NJ 07601 (201) 329-9600
Apply for Unemployment benefits online www.njuifile.net


Water

New Jersey American Water

Assistance with water bill for low-income individuals
1-877-652-9426.

United Water Cares

No income guideline

1-888-942-8080 or www.suezcares.org