Burlington County launched its new LIFT UP program last Thursday (8/4/22), at an event held at the Dominique Johnson Recreation Center in Pemberton Township.

LIFT UP (Lunches & Information For Tenants & Underserved Populations) was created by the Burlington County Department of Human Services to supplement the County Housing Hub.

The new program creates a one stop shop where people-in-need can go to access information on almost every assistance program the county has to offer. The Housing Hub was already handling everything housing-related. Adding LIFT UP rounds out the Hub’s capabilities by providing free bagged lunches and information regarding SNAP benefits and food relief programs.

Now, all one has to do is contact LIFT UP and they can find assistance with housing; mortgage and rental aid; utility and home repair assistance, and the local first-time homebuyers program, plus all the new food-related services mentioned above.

“We know there are residents in distress who don’t know what assistance is available or where to go to seek help,” said Burlington County Commissioner Allison Eckel. “We created the LIFT UP program to bring county services to residents, so they don’t need to search for them. We want to ease the burdens faced by working families and our most vulnerable residents and this program can help us do that.”

Eckel was present at the event and stated that further food and outreach programs are planned for other towns within the county.

You can find the Housing Hub on the first floor of the Department of Human Services building in Westampton.

The next event will be held in the Burlington County Administration Building between 11am and 1pm on August 16th. The address is: 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly.