SRAP and Balanced Housing at risk

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  1. Trying to find out info about Rental Assistance for a person with handicaps. He presently lives in a studio apt in Elizabeth. He lost his last job collecting carts at Pathmark, that happens every time the stores change Managers, which is often. Before that he worked at Target and got fired there, too. Same problem-new Manager! OCUC is supposed to be helping him get a part time job, but they want him back collecting carts because he has 20 years experience doing that. He needs a different kind of part time job where they don’t change Managers so often. He only gets $768 a month from Social Security. The DDD does nothing for him. His caseworker tells me he is too independent. He has Cerebral palsy on one side and a seizure disorder. The DDD caseworker said to me, “Why don’t you take him to live in your house.” He’s 44 years old, I live in Brick, where there’s limited public transportation. Coming home would cause him to regress. His rent is $625, so he can barely afford anything else, like food! What is this SRAP program? Can anyone tell me how to obtain this for my son? Or if you have info about a part time job that will help him pay for necessities AND rent that would be great. I’m 65 years old and worried about what will happen to him when I’m gone. Thank you.

  2. Trying to find out info about Rental Assistance for a person with handicaps. He presently lives in a studio apt in Elizabeth. He lost his last job collecting carts at Pathmark, that happens every time the stores change Managers, which is often. Before that he worked at Target and got fired there, too. Same problem-new Manager! OCUC is supposed to be helping him get a part time job, but they want him back collecting carts because he has 20 years experience doing that. He needs a different kind of part time job where they don’t change Managers so often. He only gets $768 a month from Social Security. The DDD does nothing for him. His caseworker tells me he is too independent. He has Cerebral palsy on one side and a seizure disorder. The DDD caseworker said to me, “Why don’t you take him to live in your house.” He’s 44 years old, I live in Brick, where there’s limited public transportation. Coming home would cause him to regress. His rent is $625, so he can barely afford anything else, like food! What is this SRAP program? Can anyone tell me how to obtain this for my son? Or if you have info about a part time job that will help him pay for necessities AND rent that would be great. I’m 65 years old and worried about what will happen to him when I’m gone. Thank you.