NJ Department of Community Affairs Announces COVID-19 Rental Assistance

NJ State officials said the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to officials, applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance.

The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser, according to state officials.

All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance.

Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted.

All participants will be selected through an online lottery process. Enrollment Period is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm.

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