Eric Johnson House Morristown

44 South St
Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 326-9636 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:
The mission of The Eric Johnson House is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing  supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and community education in New Jersey.  It is our vision to help create a community where the social issues related to HIV/ AIDS are abundantly met.    Transitional Housing Program: This   program, located in downtown Morristown, is designed for individuals who are homeless due to their HIV status.  The facility has the capacity to   house ten  individuals at a time for a period of up to 24 months as they locate the resources and develop the skills necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing.  Individuals who enter our transitional housing program come primarily from living on the streets, places not meant for human habitation, or in emergency shelters.    Permanent Housing Program:  This   program administers housing subsidies for rental assistance to help enable HIV positive persons to afford independent living. Participants are required to pay 30% of their income towards rent and the housing subsidy pays the difference directly to the landlord. 


Helpful Definitions For Eric Johnson House Morristown:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

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. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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