Our Housing Programs

HABcore houses approximately 160 individuals, families, and veterans across Monmouth and Ocean County

Class C Boarding Homes

Our Boarding Home Program serves 51 residents located in Red Bank and Asbury Park. The boarding homes serve three meals per day and have 24-hour staff coverage to provide an individual level of support for each resident. The primary goal of HABcore’s homes is to help our residents reach independent living when appropriate. In order to be eligible for the Boarding Home Program, applicants must be single adults, ages 18 and older.

HABcore achieves a family-like atmosphere through shared tasks, communal dining, a resident’s council and a structured community household. Residential Managers provide case management services to those who need those services, providing training in daily living skills, budgeting, job search skills, and setting up transportation and medication. Residents are expected to participate in activities such as volunteering, a job, a rehabilitation program, and/or enrollment in school.

Given the special needs of the population we serve, this description barely scratches the surface in describing the support that the Residential Managers and their staff provide every day. The Residential staff are extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate individuals who ensure the highest level of care for our residents.

Independent Living Program

HABcore's Independent Living Program serves individuals and families with children in apartments scattered throughout Monmouth and Ocean County. Rent is calculated to be approximately 30% of the combined household income. In order to qualify, applicants must have a permanent special need or disabling condition, and be homeless or at risk of homelessness. Specific requirements vary according to funding source and availability.

Case Management Services are provided as appropriate, including, but not limited to the following:

• Individual assessment & development of supportive service plan;
• Assistance with the location and maintenance of independent housing;
• Tenant/landlord mediation as needed;
• Service referral and coordination;
• Advocacy;
• Linkage with community resources;
• Assistance in obtaining entitlements;
• Supportive counseling;
• Crisis counseling;
• Development of social skills;
• Bolstering natural support networks.