The New Jersey Apartment Association is actively advocating for a statewide rental assistance program, and will continue to do so. Until that comes to fruition, we’ve pulled together this comprehensive list of resources available to tenants in NJ. Please be sure to check back often as we constantly update this page with new resources as they become available.
Financial Assistance for Renters in NJ
Click below to access a list of charities by county that may be able to assist residents who are facing difficulties paying rent during the COVID-19 crisis.
Asistencia Financiera Para Inquilinos En Nueva Jersey
Haz clic abajo para accesar a una lista de organizaciones de caridad en cada county que pueden ayudar a los residentes que tienen dificultades con pagar la renta durante la crisis de COVID-19.
NJ Department of Community Affairs Assistance Programs
From rental assistance to eviction protection and more, the NJ Department of Community Affairs offers a number of assistance programs you may qualify for.
NJ's Food Assistance, Cash Assistance and Health Insurance Programs
New Jersey’s Department of Human Services has pulled together a portal of its assistance programs (including food assistance, cash assistance and health insurance programs) all in one place. Here, you’ll be able to check your eligibility online and learn more about each program.
Emergency Food Bank Information by County
New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture has put together a comprehensive list of the emergency foods banks across the state. No matter where you live in NJ, food banks are available for you!
New Jersey's COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
If you’ve lost your job due to the COVID-19 crisis, the State of New Jersey has pulled together this easy-to-search and apply list of the many critical businesses across the state that are hiring in response to the crisis. Click to search by keyword or industry.
IRS Guidance on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments
The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service will soon begin distribution of economic impact payments. Distribution will be automatic and require no action required for most people. Click here to see if you will qualify for a payment and where you can get more information on this program.
NJ HMFA Foreclosure/Renter Mediation Assistance Program
The NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency provides foreclosure, pre-foreclosure and renter eviction counseling. These services are at no cost and counselors stand ready in every county to assist.
NJ's Extension of Social Service Benefits Due to COVID-19
The NJ Department of Human Services has taken a number of actions to extend child care, senior citizen, homeless, medicaid, mental health, substance use disorder and disability services in this time of crisis.
NJ Unemployment Insurance
If you’ve lost your job due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may qualify for NJ’s unemployment insurance. Find out if you are eligible, how to apply, and complete an application by clicking below.