EAST ORANGE, NJ -- In 2020, the City of East Orange created a $600,000 rental assistance fund, and money is still available. In 2021, the program is eagerly seeking people in need who can qualify.

The money is made up of federal funds. The purpose of the program is to alleviate the pressure tenants and landlords are feeling. By helping tenants who are struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19 economic hardship, the landlords will automatically experience relief upon receiving payment.

Eligible households will receive assistance of up to $3,500 or payment for up to three months’ rent in arrears in a one-time, lump-sum payment made directly to property owners or management companies that agree to not evict.

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The East Orange Pandemic Rental Assistance Program is being administered on behalf of the City of East Orange by three local nonprofit agencies: NJ SHARES, Isaiah House and the East Orange Community Development Corporation. Please only submit one application to one agency. Duplicate applications will be discovered and not considered eligible for award. Federally subsidized units are not eligible to receive East Orange Pandemic Rental Assistance. To qualify the household income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income as indicated on the chart below. To access the application, please click here


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