FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 04, 2018


Housing Resource Fair to Be Held in Montclair on June 7 to Help People Affected by Superstorm Sandy Access Available Housing Resources

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Montclair Township, Essex County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.   

The Housing Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, in Montclair. 

“Knowledgeable staff from a variety of organizations will be present in one place to answer questions and guide people to available resources,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, DCA Commissioner. “We encourage Sandy-impacted people in need of help to attend.”  

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with supportive services organizations, government agencies, leasing agents, landlords, and non-profit groups. The fair is open to Sandy-impacted residents from anywhere in New Jersey. 

Housing counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program will also be present to offer attendees free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, mortgages, budgeting, and rental guidance. 

DCA is hosting the Housing Resource Fair in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. 

DCA is holding Housing Resource Fairs in those counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union). Information about upcoming Housing Resource Fairs will be provided as they are scheduled. 

For more information on the Housing Resource Fair, people may contact DCA’s Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling (609) 292-3750 or Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark by calling (973) 266-7944.


Tammori Petty
or Lisa Ryan
(609) 292-6055