Additional Housing Resources
The following programs are scheduled at the Mercer County Connection, located at 957 Route 33 in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center. Programs are free but registration is required. Call 609-890-9800 to reserve a seat.
Foreclosure Counseling: Affordable Housing Alliance. Monday, March 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Having trouble with your mortgage can negatively affect your mood, stress levels, interpersonal relationships, children and health. Don’t ignore the situation. Affordable Housing Alliance will have HUD-certified counselors you can meet with to find out your options. Call 732-389-2958 to schedule an appointment or walk in the first Monday of every month.
Interfaith Caregivers. Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interfaith Caregivers helps recruit, train and match volunteers who provide non-medical support services to homebound elderly and disabled individuals free of charge. Services include shopping, errands, transportation, friendly visits, light indoor/outdoor chores, minor household repairs and more. Learn how you can become a volunteer and work directly with clients or how you can receive free services.
Mercer County Bar Association Free Legal Clinic. Thursday, March 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This free 15-minute consultation with an attorney is sponsored by Lawyers C.A.R.E. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to an attorney. Attorneys will answer questions regarding family law, real estate law, landlord/tenant law, personal injury law, wills and estates, bankruptcy, criminal law and municipal court law.
Wills & Power of Attorney. Thursday, March 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Is your estate in order? Planning for incapacity is an important and often overlooked part of estate planning that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. This seminar will discuss planning tools to use to ensure that decision-making related to property or personal care can proceed without unnecessary disruption. Guest speaker will be Susan Knispel, Project Director for the Mercer County Legal Services Project for the Elderly.
Home Energy Assistance Program Application Acceptance. The County of Mercer, working in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, by appointment only, and the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-ins only. To make an appointment, call the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office at 609-989-6858 or 609-989-6959.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). A volunteer counselor is available Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only. SHIP volunteer counselors provide free assistance to NJ Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, their Medicare insurance and supplemental insurance. Call 609-890-9800 for an appointment.