Atlantic Homeless Alliance
Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA) has been developed to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Atlantic County. AHA staff develops a personalized support plan with the primary goal of addressing concerns and challenges relating to homelessness. Program staff has extensive knowledge of community resources and will refer and advocate for individuals to obtain services designed to help them.
AHA completes a coordinated assessment to identify needs and develop individualized service plan to address and stabilize identified needs. Referrals for services are based on community resources and may include financial assistance/income, healthcare services and case management.
Staff will help individuals reconnect with family, friends, or if they are from out of state, to return home.
AHA assists individuals in obtaining proper identification so it is easier for them to secure housing.
Project Assistance Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
JFS staff conduct outreach to find homeless and at-risk individuals. This includes doing sweeps where homeless individuals typically reside. Once engaged individuals are assisted with obtaining necessary supports to address homeless status.
Justice Involved Services (JIS)
AHA works collaboratively with the JIS program, the Atlantic County Justice Facility and the court system to make sure that upon release inmates are connected to appropriate resources within the community to meet their needs. As the criminal justice system changes with recent bail reform, JFS engages within the court system to identify individuals in need.
This model prioritizes permanent housing and offers individuals an opportunity to improve their quality of life. AHA staff work with area landlords to secure housing for individuals and families before addressing health and financial issues.
Housing Location Services
AHA helps individuals navigate the complex necessities of preparing for, securing and setting up a new household. Staff communicate with landlords,
provide application assistance, coordinate security deposit and utility assistance.
Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)
HPP funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides limited financial assistance to low- and moderate-income tenants in imminent danger of eviction due to temporary financial problems beyond their control. Funds are disbursed in the forms of loans and grants to landlords on behalf of eligible households in danger of homelessness. HPP funding is used solely to assist individuals and families who are being evicted due to a short-term loss of income and is a “one-time assistance program”.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP)
HPRP is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides financial assistance and case management services as well as help pay for and maintain housing. HPRP assists with back rent to households in imminent risk of homelessness due to an eviction summons. Temporary rapid re-housing assistance is provided to individuals and families living on the streets or in emergency shelters (up to 90 days). HPRP program can provide financial assistance to help move individual and families through crisis to stability. In addition to case management, ongoing meetings and case management, HPRP pays a portion of rent to assure stable housing.
AHA is a service of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties in partnership with the Atlantic County Government.
Atlantic County Office Building
1333 Atlantic Avenue, 1st Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hosted and supported by: Atlantic County Government