Housing

Locations

124 Bentley Ave
Old Bridge
319 Maple St
Perth Amboy
4 Roosevelt St
New Brunswick
933 State St
Perth Amboy

Service Areas

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: STATE STREET HOUSING, PERTH AMBOY

The State Street Program has 25 rooms with shared bathroom facilities.  In addition, 27 studio apartments and three one-bedroom apartments are available for low-income singles and couples. Many of the men and women tenants once resided in Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen shelters.

Services: Services include voluntary case management, linkage to community services, including employment services, life skills training and other support. The program is designed for individuals and couples without children.

ELIGIBLITY: 

Criteria include demonstrated ability to meet financial obligations involved.  Occupants must be able to care and provide for themselves (hygiene and environment), agree to follow house rules, and sign an individual service plan detailing goals and objectives to be met.  Exclusion criteria may apply.

Wait List:  none, please call 732-826-7711 for availability.


Naomi's Way Permanent Housing 

Naomi's Way provides permanent housing for people with disabilities and who were previously homeless.

Location:  Naomi's Way

Services: Services include voluntary case management, linkage to community services, including employment services, life skills training and other support. 

Eligiblity:  Must be referred through "211".

Wait List:  None


THE PROJECT FOR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS

LOCATION: EDISON FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

The Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is designed to assist mentally ill individuals who are homeless. The project provides assistance securing entitlements, mental health treatment and housing. Services are provided to clients in the community in train stations, hospital emergency rooms, shelters and soup kitchens.

Services: Outreach case management for homeless individuals with serious mental illness.

Eligibility Criteria: Services are available to those who have severe, persistent mental illness and who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Clinical diagnosis of an accepted DSM illness is basis for diagnostic criteria. Services provided for one year with goal of linkage to mental health services and housing opportunities.

Wait List: There is no waiting list for this service.


Location: Maple St Family Service Center

Services: Acquisition, rehabilitation and management of affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families.
Eligibility: None
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.

Click here to visit the Community House Website.