Community Resources as SOMA & NJ Follow the 'Stay at Home' Order

As we strive to stay safe and follow the state mandated 'stay at home' order, we will provide updates on services available and sites to find services (links are in orange)

The State of New Jersey has provided this COVID-19 Information Hub

  • Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
  • Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

South Orange Township has a Covid-19 Info Portal

Maplewood Township has a Covid-19 Resource Portal

The Coalition on Race offers the COVID Resource Guide: Help, Support, Advice booklet that contains information on accessing housing and rental assistance, food resources, employment and sick-leave information, and more. The printed guide will be distributed in key locations in the towns to people who need it most. Click here for a printable, shareable PDF.

Click here for the COVID Resource Guide in Creole.

If you are or know someone who is concerned about housing foreclosure or eviction from a rental:

"At the direction of Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s (NJHMFA) housing counseling initiative is expanding to include renters, who may be concerned with eviction, and homeowners who may need counseling to help prevent possible foreclosure. These services are available at no cost to you."

Please visit our Housing and Rental Assistance, Mortgage Relief, and Protections for Eviction or Foreclosure for New Jerseyans page that is full of information and links to resources.

Visit NJHMFA for more information.

Essex County housing counselors are:

Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling
609-390-9652, 888-738-8233

Epic CDC

Housing Partnership

NJ Citizen Action
800-656-9637, 973-643-8800

Tri-City Peoples Corporation

For information on rent assistance and eviction prevention: Division of Housing and Community Resources

For Businesses in NJ:

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus


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