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Is there low income housing in Ocean City?
Yes. Low incoming house is located in the Ocean City Housing Authority at:
204 4th Street
Ocean City, NJ
609-399-1062
Where do I apply for Food Stamps ?

Food Stamps are a federally funded program handled at the Cape May County Board of Social Services located at:

4005 Route 9 South

 Rio Grande, NJ

609-886-6200

 

If you have access to a computer savvy, you can go to www.mynjhelps.orgto do a brief screening then download a food stamp application. It will be sent to the appropriate County agency and they will notify you when to come in and complete your application with a face to face interview.

I am behind on my rent. Can my landlord throw me out?
This depends on individual circumstances. The Neighborhood and Social Services office recommends that  persons contact an attorney for tenant/landlord advice as soon as possible. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for advice from legal services. They are located at: 1261 Route 9 South, Burleigh, NJ  609-465-3001
 
The lawyer referral service number is 609-463-0313.
 
Please seek advice before becoming homeless.
Can you help with my utilities?

The Neighborhood and Social Services Office can assist you on how to apply for the LIHEAP/USF funds or if you are facing a shut off, where you may be able to apply for help to prevent this is possible..

Where can I get medical coverage?

 

The local Medicaid office is located at the Cape May County Board of Social Services:

4005 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, New Jersey 08242

Hours of Operation: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday
Phone (609) 886-6200 or Fax (609) 889-9332

 

There are several types of different Medicaid programs. Medicaid is attached to several different social income eligible programs such as Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, General Assistance and Social Security Income.  If you are one of the people that are not eligible for Medicaid there are several clinics in the Cape May/Atlantic County area that work on a sliding scale fee. In Cape May County there is also Volunteers In Medicine (VIM) that offers services for free if you qualify. Prescription help may also be available for free or reduced costs for medicines you must take on an ongoing basis. This is determined by your Doctor and the pharmaceutical company that manufactures your necessary medication.

 

For further information on how to reach any of these programs, please contact the Neighborhood and Social Services office at 609-525-9288. Should you get the voice mail, please leave a clear message with a number and someone in the office will call you back within 24 hours during the normal work week (Monday through Friday, 8:45am to 4:30pm).

Homeless After Hours

Homeless after Hours, please call 1-800-886-1325 after 4:30 pm.

  

Contact Information

 

821 Central Avenue

Ocean City, NJ  08226

Phone:  609-525-9288

     Fax:  609-814-0852

Contact Neighborhood and Social Services Office

Homeless after Hours, please call 1-800-886-1325 after 4:30 pm.

  

Contact Information

 

821 Central Avenue

Ocean City, NJ  08226

Phone:  609-525-9288

     Fax:  609-814-0852

 

Theresa Zimmerman, Municipal Welfare Director

tzimmerman@ocnj.us