Utility Assistance - * BY APPOINTMENT ONLY *
Resources for Independent Living (RIL) partners with many different agencies to offer assistance to those we serve. We offer utility assistance out of our Burlington County office. Resources for Independent Living provides assistance with the TRUE/PAGE and NJSHARES energy Assistance Program. We serve people with disabilities who are over the LIHEAP income. Please download the below application, gather the necessary documents and contact our office for an appointment.
true-page-application-2016-2017 - TRUE/PAGE Application
energy-bill-assistance-intake-form-req-docs - NJSHARES Intake Form
nj-shares-required-documents - NJSHARES Required Documents
zero-income-affirmation - Zero Income Affidavit
Housing Lists and Links
Resources for Independent Living does not provide housing. It is the one service that a Center for Independent Living cannot provide. We have many housing partners and have housing lists that we update frequently. Please see the below lists and resources to assist you. As always please feel free to call our office!
Project Freedom Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops and operates barrier-free housing to enable individuals with disabilities to live independently. In addition, supportive services such as recreation, training and advocacy are provided.
MEND has developed over 700 affordable housing apartments for single adults, senior citizens, persons with special needs and families in 29 different locations in southern New Jersey. This housing encompasses both new construction and the adaptive re-use of existing historic structures. http://mendinc.org/
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) is dedicated to increasing the availability of and accessibility to safe, decent and affordable housing to families in New Jersey. In some cases this may mean working with traditional affordable housing developments, serving New Jersey's most needy families. In other instances it is working with First-Time Homebuyers, senior citizens, and/or the disabled in our special needs communities. In every situation HMFA is committed to make quality housing available at costs affordable to New Jersey residents.
The NJHRC is a FREE, online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey, including: Affordable Rental Housing, Affordable For-sale Housing and Housing with Accessibility Features.
Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
As part of our mission to disseminate information we have compiled a list of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.