COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) - New Jersey

CVERAP Phase II

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II assists low- and moderate-income families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with temporary rental assistance.

DCA (New Jersey Department of Community Affairs) will make payments directly to you once aid is granted and you, as the property owner, supply the appropriate paperwork.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs CVERAP Phase II

The enrollment period starts Monday, March 22, 2021, 9 a.m. EST. Applications will be accepted until enough have been received to ensure the distribution of all funds. Apply here

Eligibility of households for CVERAP. Your tenants must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • They are eligible for unemployment or have experienced a decrease in household income, significant costs, or financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, directly or indirectly. 
  • They are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.
  • Their household income is at or below 80% of the area median
  • They are 18 years of age or older (or an emancipated minor) and a New Jersey resident
  • They currently rent a unit in New Jersey
  • They are not already getting help from another rental assistance program or are not residing in public housing unless the support results in duplication of benefits for the same months of assistance.

Your tenants may be eligible for up to twelve months of emergency rental assistance to help pay for past rent owed and future rent. If tenants have already received ERAP funding, need additional rent support, and have not yet received the maximum twelve months of emergency rental assistance (including Phase I ERAP), they can apply for additional funding; income and COVID-19 impact will be recertified at a minimum every three months.

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