The N.J. Department of Human Services has a program that helps residents in need of emergency and long-term housing. Assistance through providing security deposits is among the services the department offers.
The department's Division of Family Development offers assistance through the Social Services for the Homeless program. The program serves residents who are in danger of becoming homeless but do not qualify for general assistance programs.
Social Services for the Homeless provides help with rent, mortgages and utility payments, as well as security deposits. Assistance is provided through local contacts. The organizations include the Union Organization for Social Services in Camden County and the Divisions of Social Services in Hunterdon and Monmouth Counties.