Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
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The Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will provide much-needed rental assistance to the low-income Jersey City families that have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has dedicated more than $7 million in federal emergency rental assistance funds to the Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which will provide up to $10,000 per qualifying household to cover rent and rental arrears. Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of individuals/households, covering arrears incurred since April 1, 2020.

The program will focus on families that live in owner-occupied buildings with fewer than five apartments and those who are at or below 50% of area median income. The program will also prioritize households where at least one member has been unemployed for the 90-day period preceding date of application. If funds are still available, program eligibility will expand to include households with income up to 80% of area median income and those that reside in other types of buildings.

The Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will be administered by the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) on behalf of the City. The initial online application period will run from Tuesday, August 17, to Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Check back here soon for additional program info and guidance!
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