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Emergency Assistance Program

Agency: Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development
Service Description:

Provides a lifetime limit of 12 months of emergency assistance to prevent homelessness to recipients of WFNJ/TANF/GA and SSI. Extensions may be available and varies on a case by case basis. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

- Shelter and household furnishings
- Temporary rental assistance or back rent or mortgage payments
- Utility payments (such as heat, water, and electric)
- Moving expenses
- Rapid rehousing for TANF recipients




Applicants must be currently receiving WFNJ/TANF/GA or SSI benefits.

For the Rapid Rehousing program, open to self-sufficient TANF families who are currently homeless.

Application Instructions:

Please walk in to the office for an assessment.

Required Documents:

  • application/registration forms
  • Last Update: August 10, 2017


    1333 Atlantic Ave

    Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Web Address:

    Areas Served:

    Atlantic County

    Business Hours:

    Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Telephones: types, numbers and hours
    Type Number Details
    Main Phone (609) 348-3001 Ext: 2639




  • Open Fridays
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Thursdays
  • Open Tuesdays
  • Open Wednesdays
  • Special Populations

  • Welfare Recipients
  • Utility Assistance type

  • TANF/GA Clients