Essex County, NJ Homeless Shelters

Essex County, NJ list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Essex, NJ below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

Family Promise Essex County Family Shelter And Services

46 Park St
Montclair, NJ - 07042
(973) 746-1400
Family Shelter and assistance services, permanent housing assistance

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Safe House Emergency Shelter Bloomfield

PO Box 1887
Bloomfield, NJ - 07003
(973) 759-2378
Emergency Shelter and Services

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Urban Renewal Corp Newark

689 South 16th St.
Newark, NJ - 07103
(973) 483-2882
Housing for single adult males (18 and older)who welfare eligible. We are also handicap accessible.

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Helping The Homeless Iii Llc

269 Mount Prospect Avenue
Newark, NJ - 07104

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The Salvation Army (nj Division) - Montclair Cornerstone Shelter

68 N. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ - 07042

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The Apostles' House

22 Grant St
Newark, NJ - 07104
(973) 482-0625
Supportive Housing, Housing for Homeless

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Sierra House East Orange

11 South Maple Avenue
East Orange, NJ - 07018
(973) 678-3556
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Goodwill Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter (for Men)

79 University Ave.
Newark, NJ - 07102
Shelter, Men’s showers, Clothing, Food, Drop in Center Sign in 3pm to 7:30 p.m, transitional housing

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Covenant House New Jersey - Newark Crisis Center (for Ages 17 To 21)

330 Washington Street
Newark, NJ - 07102

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Newark Emergency Services For Families - Homeless Drop-in Center

982 Broad Street
Newark, NJ - 07102
(973) 639-2100
Homeless drop in center, emergency shelter, supportive services

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La Casa De Don Pedro Newark

75 Park Avenue
Newark, NJ - 07104
(973) 482-8312
HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs, homelessness, emergency of homelessness

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A Village For Humanity

70 Irvington Avenue
Irvington, NJ - 07111
(973) 399-1393
Transitional housing for youth

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Orange Housing Authority Orange

340 Thomas Boulevard
Orange, NJ - 07050
(973) 675-1250
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Essex County Division Of Community Action Homeless Services Unit

50 S Clinton St
East Orange, NJ - 07018
(973) 395-8350
Homeless Assistance

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

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Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.