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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Bergen County's Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Bergen County Rental Relief Program Flyer_6.7.21

The County of Bergen is providing financial relief to eligible Bergen County residents who experienced a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants who have been unable to pay their rent and/or utility payments since March 2020 are encouraged to apply for funding.

If eligible, any renter who owes rent or utility payments dating back to March 13, 2020 may receive up to 12 months of rental arrears and utility payments through this program.

* Program is first come, first serve as long as funding is available or until July 23, 2021 deadline is met.

* All payments will be directly made to Landlord and/or Utility Provider.

KEY DATES:

June 7th: Landlords can begin registering their information and property information in the portal → https://apply.recovernj.org
June 14th: Tenants can begin applying for funds and submitting applications
July 23rd: Deadline for Application Submissions

To qualify for Bergen County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:

* Bergen County resident primarily responsible for paying rent;
* Make less than 80% of the average median income of Bergen County (e.g., less than $78,500 for a family of four);
* Experienced a loss of income or financial burden since March 13, 2020 related to the Covid-19 pandemic;
* Provide required supporting documentation (income verification, proof of identity, proof of residency etc.)

Please call us for assistance or more program information beginning on June 7th at the Call Center 855-203-6952. Call Center will be open Monday through Friday 9AM to 6PM until July 23, 2021.

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