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.

Independence Pathways Program

HABcore’s Independence Pathways Program combines affordable housing with intensive, coordinated services to help individuals and families struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues maintain stable housing and receive appropriate support and employment services. 

HABcore's Independence Pathways 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 chronically  homeless or at risk of homelessness. Specific requirements vary according to funding source and availability.


The Independence Pathways Program has different components:

  • Multi-family properties we own in Red Bank, Keansburg, Eatontown, and Beachwood.
  • Properties we lease through a HUD-funded program scattered over Monmouth County from the Bayshore area to Spring Lake Heights.
  • Properties we lease through a HUD-funded program in Ocean County scattered from Brick to Little Egg Harbor.
  • A Rapid Re-Housing program in Ocean County which assists homeless families for 3 months to two years with a design on promoting independence after that time.


The Strengthening Families Initiative

This component is a family-focused initiative that expands upon traditional permanent supportive affordable housing with converging goals of maintaining a safe, stable home and reinforcing the family by encouraging a healthy lifestyle, improving the child’s chances for academic success, and bolstering their financial position.

Central to our philosophy is the recognition that we must help our clients address the root causes of their poverty.  As our population has evolved to one where many are people with disabilities, we have expanded support services to accommodate their needs and to foster self-sufficiency. The primary goal of our programs is to furnish our residents with the tools to reach their highest level of independent living.

We have started a new Supportive Employment component incorporated to help households overcome barriers to maintaining and improving meaningful employment, reducing debt, and increasing savings. Enhanced supportive services delivered by HABcore Case Managers include direct vocational training and workplace preparation services as well as facilitating communication between current and potential employers. 

The supportive services our case managers provide to our clients is what sets us apart from other housing programs and is the embodiment of HABcore's mission of providing hands-on case management to those with special needs and their families.  We have a distinguished track record for expanding services to meet the rising need for housing while continuously improving support services to residents. 

Case Management

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

  • Facilitates access to benefits
  • Supportive employment - job aquisition skills, resume writing, retention planning
  • Obtaining housing that is supportive of family's needs
  • Community accessibility and coordination of services (public transportation, employment, health services, food, places of worship, recreation, library, etc.)
  • Development of home management skills
  • Advocacy
  • Wellness education
  • Evaluating and addressing housing barriers
  • Financial literacy, credit counseling and budgeting skills
  • Time management skills
  • Other areas as identified by the individual
  • 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
  • Linkage with community resources
  • Assistance in obtaining entitlements
  • Supportive counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Development of social skills
  • Bolstering natural support networks

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