Union County, NJ Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Union County, NJ rental assistance program
Union County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide considerable economic relief to low- and moderate-income households at danger of homelessness or housing instability by assisting with rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears.

The application site for the program will conclude on Monday, September 27th, 2021.

IMPORTANT: Both landlords and tenants must complete separate applications in order to be eligible.

Kindly note that payment for this grant program will be made via Purchase Order. Physical signatures on Purchase Orders are necessary prior to issue a check.

Applicants should anticipate receiving emails from notifications@recovernj.org and dse@docusign.net.

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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