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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness
Applications being accepted for Mercer County Veterans Residence

Mercer County LogoThe Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office announces applications are being accepted for affordable housing at the Mercer County Veterans Residence located at 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey, on the grounds of the former Mercer County Geriatric Center.

First-floor single-room units with private bathrooms that share a living room, kitchen, dining area, lounge and sitting room. The fifth unit is on the second floor and is a one-bedroom apartment with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Maximum income permitted is $33,500 for a single person.

Applicants must be income-eligible, have a discharge other than dishonorable from the military, and complete a self-sufficiency questionnaire. Applications are reviewed and processed as received, and placement is contingent upon availability.

Applications may be obtained by phone or visiting the following locations:

Mercer County Housing Office
640 South Broad Street – Room 109
Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6858

Mercer County Veteran Services
2280 Hamilton Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 989-6120

House Logo National Blog Discusses Homelessness and Mercer County

Public and Private, Better Together: NerdWallet’s Favorite Homelessness Coalitions

It’s rare a day passes when we don’t encounter a homeless individual holding a sign at a stoplight or perched on a sidewalk with no food or shelter. Some pass judgment; others feel guilt or remorse. Some try to pass well-meaning policy, but struggle to know what to do and how to do it. To address this, homelessness coalitions and alliances draw on a wealth of expertise from various regions and sectors to implement long-term solutions to end homelessness. We honor these four coalitions for their emphasis on collaboration, data and planning.
The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness: For bringing together a community

Mercer County, New Jersey, has a plan. Using a coalition of private enterprise, public organizations and community members, they’re tackling homelessness on an individual level and a systemic one. They’re bringing together federal, state and local dollars; non-governmental organizations’ expertise; and the practicality and experience of the private sector to provide affordable housing and support for the mentally ill, those who struggle with addiction and more. Their two signature program are Rapid Rehousing, which quickly moves families into permanent housing, and Housing First, which helps the chronically homeless by using housing as the catalyst that turns lives around.

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Please Contact: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or 609-844-1008.


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