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ERAP OVERVIEW

Since June 2021, the County of Bergen has been providing financial relief to eligible Bergen County residents who have been unable to pay their rent and/or utility payment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Program highlights and requirements include:
 
• ERAP will pay UP TO 15 months of owed back rent and utilities date back to March of 2020.
• Tenants and Landlords must complete the online ERAP applications to be considered for assistance.
• Once approved, ERAP rental payments are made directly to the landlords. ** Please note that due to the overwhelming number of applications, there is a delay in application processing. Applications are reviewed from oldest to newest in the order they were received. The County Review Team is working effortlessly to ensure all applications are reviews as quickly as possible.

ERAP QUALIFICATIONS

  • Tenant must be a Bergen County Resident.
  • Tenants’ household income must be less than 80% of the Average Medium Income of Bergen County (e.g., less than $90,000 for a family of four (4) for the year 2022). Click the link to find out if you qualify based on household size: https://www.huduser.gov
  • Tenant or member of their household must have experienced a loss of income or financial burden since March 13, 2020.

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

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please CLICK HERE

RETURNING APPLICANTS

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please CLICK HERE

LANDLORDS

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please CLICK HERE

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & APPLICATION CHECKLIST

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NEED HELP?? ** UPDATED  8/15/2022**

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE CALL CENTER – 201-336-6013

Hours of Operations: 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Friday (excluding Holidays)

Email: BergenCountyCaresAward@co.bergen.nj.usEmail is monitored Mon-Fri and nights, weekends and Holidays for expedited assistance.

In-person Application Assistance offered – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY