TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP), which will provide temporary rental assistance to qualifying low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic. Enrollment will begin Mon., July 6 at 9 a.m. through Fri., July 10 at 5 p.m.

CVERAP applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on July 6 at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809. This link will not be operational before July 6 at 9 a.m.

According to DCA's website, applicants may be eligible for a maximum of 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. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to determine whether they still need financial assistance.

Sign Up for Denville Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements, the website stated. 

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) application per household will be accepted. All participants will be selected through an online lottery process and must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a gross, annual household income that is at or below the maximum income limits for the county in which they reside
  • Be a New Jersey resident and rent a unit in New Jersey
  • Be current on all rent payments as of March 2020 (this program will not assist with arrears)
  • Have a substantial reduction in income or are currently receiving unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a lack of assets and savings to pay rent
  • Be willing to pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income toward the rent

Paper CVERAP applications will not be distributed or accepted. Submission of a CVERAP application does not guarantee placement in the Program. Only one CVERAP application per household per county will be accepted. 

The chart below shows the maximum income limits currently in effect for households of up to eight members. If you have a larger household, please contact DCA at 609-292-4080, and select Option 1 or 8 for assistance in determining the maximum income limits for your household. 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE MAXIMUM INCOME LIMIT
 COUNTY 1 PERSON 2 PERSON  3 PERSON  4 PERSON  5 PERSON  6 PERSON  7 PERSON  8 PERSON
 Atlantic County  $46,450  $53,100  $59,750  $66,350  $71,700  $77,000  $82,300  $87,600
 Bergen County      $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $9,7350  $103,650
 Burlington County    $54,150  $61,850  $69,600  $77,300  $83,500  $89,700  $95,900  $102,050
 Camden County  $54,150  $61,850  $69,600  $77,300  $83,500  $89,700  $95,900  $102,050
 Cape May County   $48,100  $54,950  $61,800  $68,650  $74,150  $79,650  $85,150  $90,650
 Cumberland County   $41,100  $47,000  $52,850  $58,700  $63,400  $68,100  $72,800  $77,500
 Essex County  $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Gloucester County  $54,150  $61,850  $69,600  $77,300  $83,500  $89,700  $95,900  $102,050
 Hudson County  $55,250  $63,150  $71,050  $78,900  $85,250  $91,550  $97,850  $104,150
 Hunterdon County  $57,800  $66,050  $74,300  $82,550  $89,200  $95,800  $102,400  $109,000
 Mercer County  $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Middlesex County  $57,800  $66,050  $74,300  $82,550  $89,200  $95,800  $102,400  $109,000
 Monmouth County  $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Morris County    $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Ocean County    $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Passaic County    $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Salem County   $54,150  $61,850  $69,600  $77,300  $83,500  $89,700  $95,900  $102,050
 Somerset County  $57,800  $66,050  $74,300  $82,550  $89,200  $95,800  $102,400  $109,000
 Sussex County   $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Union County  $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 Warren County  $54,950  $62,800  $70,650  $78,500  $84,800  $91,100  $97,350  $103,650
 

For more information on the CVERAP program and how to apply, visit
https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html.

 

Market Your Business through TAPinto Denville!
TAPinto Denville will help you build your brand, improve your online presence and reach thousands of people in Denville and beyond. Packages include social media promotion, native content, clickable banner ads and D.I.Y. publication of events, press releases and more. Become a TAPinto Denville advertiser! Call (908) 279-0303, x224, or click here.

 

Sign up for our FREE daily eNews.

Like us on Facebook @DenvilleTAP and follow us on Twitter @DenvilleTAP.

Download the TAPinto App for FREE in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store today. Search for “tapinto” or “tapinto.net.”

Got a news tip? Email us at fnixon@TAPinto.net.