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Affordable Housing Alliance—(732) 389-2204,; assistance with applications for utility assistance programs such as LIHEAP, PAGE, Gift of Warmth, NJ SHARES, and USF

NJ Board of Utilities—(800) 624-0241; helps utility customers resolve various types of problems with their utility company involving termination and reconnection of service, installation of service, high bills, quality of service, meter tests, reasonable payment arrangements, outages, deposits, and unauthorized switching of utility service from one service provider to another, under law, recipients of SNAP and TANF cannot legally have their utility services shut off for nonpayment.

Long Branch

Holy Trinity (St. Vincent de Paul)—(732) 222-3216; offers financial assistance to Long Branch residents

Project ASSIST—(732) 571-2868 ext. 40300; offers only utility assistance to qualifying households with children in the Long Branch school system

Asbury Park

Interfaith Neighbors—(732) 775-0525; offers only rental assistance to individuals who are working full time and have dependent children in their household


Project Paul—(732) 787-4887, 211 Carr Ave,; offers utility and rental assistance to households in Keansburg, Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keyport, Little Silver, Matawan, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury, and Union Beach, call to make an appointment and visit the website for a checklist of required documents


Community Outreach Group—(732) 671-8775, 96 Kings Hwy; Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) assists with one-time utility and rental/mortgage assistance to the following areas: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Cliffwood, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Leonardo, Lincroft, Matawan, Middletown, Port Monmouth and Union Beach, visit for an application and instructions

Red Bank

Salvation Army Red Bank—(732) 747-1626; offers utility and rental/mortgage assistance (does not include security deposits or first month's rent) to qualifying households in the following areas: Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Fort Monmouth, Highlands, Keansburg, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Locust,  Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Navesink, New Monmouth, Oceanport, Port Monmouth, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls