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Bergen County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program

 

Tenants:  Are you overdue on your rent or utility bills?

 

Landlords:  Do you have Tenants who owe you rent from March 2020? 

 

Apply Today! Click Here: [https://apply.recovernj.org]

 

ERAP OVERVIEW

Since June 2021, the County of Bergen is providing financial relief to eligible Bergen County residents who have been unable to pay their rent and/or utility payments.

  • ERAP will pay up to 15 months of owed back rent dating back to March 2020. 
  • Tenants and their Landlords must complete the Online ERAP Application.
  • Once approved, ERAP Rent Payments are made directly to the Landlords.
  • All Non-US Citizens can apply! Every eligible Bergen County Resident is welcome!

*If you already applied to ERAP and would like more rental assistance, email BergenCountyCaresAward@co.bergen.nj.us for next steps.  Do not submit a new application.

ERAP QUALIFICATIONS

  • Tenants must be Bergen County residents
  • Tenants must make less than 80% of the Average Median Income of Bergen County (e.g., less than $78,500 for a family of four) Click here to find out [https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html]
  • Experienced a loss of income or financial burden since March 13, 2020

APPLY NOW: apply.recovernj.org

Landlords - For more information of the Terms and Conditions Click Here
Tenants - For More Information on the Program Requirements Click Here

 

NEED HELP APPLYING? **UPDATED 8/15/2022**

 

 

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE CALL CENTER - 201-336-6013

Hours of Operations: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)

 

Email: BergenCountyCaresAward@co.bergen.nj.us

Email is monitored Monday-Friday and nights, weekends and Holidays for expedited assistance.

In-Person Application Assistance offered - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.