Throughout the history of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, the Agency's goal has been to support those in the community who are poor; devalued or disenfranchised. Dedication to this mission traditionally focused on transitional housing. As a natural extension, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, has undertaken the development of affordable permanent housing for the working poor; Homes are available for both rental and purchase.
The rental program provides spacious high quality housing at very affordable costs. The Homeownership program permits low income families to enjoy the benefits of owning a single family detached home, at a price affordable to low income working families. Eligibility for participation is based on income level. The men and women who have obtained housing through Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, earn an average of 50 to 80 percent of the area's median income.
For those families wishing to purchase a home through the program, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, provides low-income housing for families who would otherwise be unable to maintain suitable housing. Apartments are available for an indefinite period of time to eligible families or individuals.
Through the Housing Development Program, the mission of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, is brought to life by providing families with the mortar and bricks necessary to build their pride and dignity.
Location: Maple St Family Service Center
Services: Acquisition, rehabilitation and management of affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families.
Wait List: There is no waiting list for this service.
Location: Community House, Old Bridge, NJ
Services: Shared living residence for eight adults with disabilities who are self-directed and mentally competent. HUD very low income standards apply.
Eligibility Criteria: Mentally competent, self-directed adults with severe physical disabilities that cannot be substantially eliminated through generally accepted medical procedures; unable to live alone and require some assistance with daily activities; show evidence of motivation and ability to participate in community living; capable of self-evacuation with or without assistive devices; not receiving services from DDD; not in need of nursing services; and meet HUD guidelines for very low income.
Wait List: Immediate openings; now accepting applications.