With the goal of keeping individuals and families from eviction and loss of heat, power or water, our Homeless Prevention Program provides back rent and utility assistance to qualified residents within Hamilton Township and additional Mercer County communities. This critically needed emergency relief service offers a one-time supplemental payment toward rent, electricity, water, or heat to help mitigate the devastating effects of homelessness and sudden loss of utility.

Rent Assistance

Service Area: East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell, Pennington, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor, and Yardville

Application Requirements:

  • Income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines per Family Size
  • Verification/Determination letters as source of income are accepted and required
  • Proof of income for ALL ADULTS in the house (last 4 weeks are required)
  • Social Security Card for EVERYONE in the household (Including children)
  • Birth Certificates for ALL children in the household
  • NJ Driver’s License or Photo ID with your current address for ALL ADULTS in the household
  • Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Summons or Eviction Notice

To Receive a Rent Assistance Application: you can:

  • Download and print the Rent Assistance Application
  • Receive a copy in the mail by calling (609) 393-6480, ext. 109
  • Pick up a copy at 169 Wilfred Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610

“I was very grateful for the help with the portion of my back rent during COVID. This allowed me time to apply for other Emergency programs and eventually get all the help I need with back rent monies owed.” – Michele W.

Rent Assistance Application

Utility Assistance

Service Area: East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell, Pennington, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor, and Yardville

Application Requirements:

  • Income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines per Family Size
  • Verification/Determination letters as source of income are accepted and required
  • Proof of income for ALL ADULTS in the house (last 4 weeks are required)
  • Social Security Card for EVERYONE in the household (Including children)
  • Birth Certificates for ALL children in the household
  • NJ Driver’s License or Photo ID with your current address for ALL ADULTS in the household
  • Copy of the utility bill with shut-off notice

To Receive a Utility Assistance Application: you can:

– Download and print the Utility Assistance Application

– Receive a copy in the mail by calling (609) 393-6480, ext. 109

– Pick up a copy at 169 Wilfred Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610

“I had a shut off notice, and I they helped me right on time. The help came when I most needed it. I was surprised at how fast the process was. I greatly appreciate it.” – Ruby T.

Utility Assistance Application