The Social Services office administers the General Assistance Program. This program is for adults without dependent children (any child under the age of 18). You must be a resident of Edgewater. Residents are seen by appointment only. You will need to bring original requested documents and copies will be made at the office. A list of what is required is found here. This office also completes online applications for NJ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly Food Stamps) and Medicaid for any resident regardless if you have dependent children or not.
Click here for the required documents check list. You must make an appointment and bring the required documents.
If you have a dependent child or children, you need to apply for cash benefits at:
Bergen County Board of Social Service,
218 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ
Open Enrollment for the State Rental Assistance program will be from March 6th 10 AM - March 10th 5 PM. View document here: State Rental Assistance
The Borough of Edgewater uses CGP&H to rent their State-regulated affordable housing. You can complete the on-line application here.
Please visit https://www.affordablehomesnewjersey.com/ for more information about affordable housing available in Edgewater.
County of Bergen
1 Bergen Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Bergen County Board of Social Services (Food Stamps, Medicaid)
218 Route 17
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Bergen County Board of Social Service
Social Security Administration
401 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Edgewater Housing Authority/Section 8 Housing
300 Undercliff Avenue
Home Energy – Utility Assistance
Food, Rental and Utility Assistance
1. Center for Food Action
239 Anderson Avenue
Hours- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 – 5:00
You MUST call before going to CFA
2. Holy Rosary Church
Edgewater, NJ 07020
201-945-6329 – You MUST call before going to the church.
For all state programs:
State of New Jersey
Trenton, NJ 08625
If you need more information on any of these programs or have any questions, please call the office at 201-943-1700, ext. 3141.