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:


  • Linkages and coordination of services specific to the needs of the individual based on their disability
  • Health care, including medication management
  • Wellness education
  • Ensure and facilitate access to benefits
  • Financial literacy, credit counseling, and budgeting skills
  • Employment search and acquisition skills
  • Coping and interpersonal skills
  • Vocational or educational activities
  • Time management skills
  • Use of community resources and services
  • Areas as identified by the individual
  • Education in parenting, improving child's education and behaviors
  • Nutrition instruction and healthy meal planning