General

The Community Service Staff is available to assist clients with a variety of services that can affect their families and/or lifestyles. All services are voluntary and are kept confidential. Our office is open to walk-in clients or by appointment Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, except on observed holidays or scheduled closings. 

The Community Service Staff works in partnership with Conifer and CIS (Community Investment Strategies) managements and are available to provide social service intervention when needed to residents who primarily reside in the HOPE VI developments of Portside Commons, Westport Homes, Marina Village, Portside II and Waters Edge Crescent.  

The Community Service Staff represents the Housing Authority in a variety of forums and/or meetings to secure updated information on current programs, services and activities, as well as to advocate for continued services to the local community and our residents, families and/or clients (i.e. Elizabeth Municipal Alliance, Union County Human Services Advisory Council).

The Community Service Staff is available to assist the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth to implement a variety of specifically funded educational programs and/or activities that benefit our residents and/or families. In the past this has included such initiatives as the Healthy Living Program, Elizabeth YouthBuild Program and Literacy Skills Program.