About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), where we believe that housing is a fundamental human right. Founded in 2013, we have dedicated ourselves to providing free civil legal representation, assistance, and advocacy to New Jersey residents who are asset-limited, income-constrained, homeless, or disenfranchised. Our mission is to ensure safe, stable housing for everyone, and we serve hundreds of families facing housing insecurity through our comprehensive Legal Defense and Housing Counseling Programs. 


Over the years, WFP has made a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals and families across northern New Jersey. Our legal and housing services have prevented evictions, stopped foreclosures, and provided critical support to those in need. We are proud to empower our clients with the knowledge and resources they need to navigate complex legal systems, ensuring they can stay in their homes and live with dignity. 

Meet Our Executive Director, Carol Sainthilaire

Our Services

  • Eviction Defense: Protecting tenants’ rights and preventing displacement. 
  • Foreclosure Prevention: Assisting struggling homeowners to keep their homes. 
  • Housing Counseling: Offering guidance and support for various housing issues. 
  • The Survivor Project: Providing legal advocacy for survivors navigating legal systems. 

At WFP, we are more than just a legal center; we are a beacon of hope for our community. Join us in our mission to end homelessness and promote housing stability for all. 


Stories like these are why we love doing what we do. If you need rental or housing assistance, contact our team today.

Our Board

Paula Nevoso
President, CarePoint Health Foundation

Rachael D’Silva
Program Manager, Bloomberg LP

Francesca Larson
Executive, Mosaic Strategies Group

Isabel Chou
General Counsel, Purpose

Lucas Swanepoel
Director, Government Relations, Catholic Health Association of the United States

Katie Brennan
Executive Director, NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Erin K. Law
Associate General Counsel, Office of Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia

Ryan Peene
Senior Vice President/Chief Depository Officer (CDO), Unity Bank