The Hudson County Housing Resource Center’s mission is to prevent homelessness by providing comprehensive housing counseling services, housing opportunities for low/moderate-income disabled tenants, and to protect and increase the affordable housing stock.
Founded in 1990 by County Executive Robert C. Janiszewski, the Board of Chosen Freeholders (Commissioners), the Hudson County Tenants Council, and the late Reverend Msgr. John J. Gilchrist, The Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc. (HRC), has been serving the most vulnerable residents of Hudson County with tenant’s rights and access to safe and affordable housing.
HRC participates in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Counseling Program. Hudson County residents facing housing related issues receive free and confidential information, guidance and referrals by a HUD-Certified Housing Counselor.
In 1992, HRC expanded its services to provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to low and moderate-low income, disabled residents of Hudson County. In the years since, HRC has provided safe and affordable housing in the private market to over 1,100 families.
In 2000, with the support of County HOME funds and the NJ Department of Community Affairs, HRC acquired and rehabilitated a multi-family property in West New York, New Jersey. Through this project, HRC is able to provide permanent, safe, and affordable project based housing to low income families.