COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Current Programs

 

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program offers relief to low- and moderate-income households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) - NEW!

The Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) is an extension of the CVERAP II designed to provide relief to landlords who have suffered deep economic losses through no fault of their tenants or themselves, and, simultaneously, make efforts to assist tenants who need help as a result of this crisis, in order to ensure some measure of security and stability for their families and communities; provide landlords with the restored rental income stream required to safely and efficiently operate their buildings; and prevent a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic that will threaten the health and safety of tenants, landlords, and the public at large.

 

Below are the Steps to Complete an Application for Assistance:

By submitting one application, you are applying for both programs. To learn more about these programs, click here.

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Step 1: Submit Pre-Application for Waiting List

Currently accepting applications from residents of New Jersey. Apply now. 

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Step 2: Complete Full Application

Only families selected from the waiting list will be able to complete this application.

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Step 3: Submit Requested Documents

Family and income are required. Upload them here.

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Step 4: Owner Documents

Owners are required to submit certifications and a W9.

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Check Application Status

Applicants may check the status of their application here.

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News & Announcements

Attention Landlords and Property Owners! COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Phase II Enrollment Opens March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Phase II Enrollment Opens March 22

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II provides temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Once assistance is approved and you, as the property owner, provide the required documents, DCA will make payments directly to you.

See the flyer for landlords with more information here!

Attention Renters! COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Phase II Enrollment Opens March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Phase II Enrollment Opens March 22

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II provides temporary rentalassistance to low- and moderate-income households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information!

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