Hudson County Eviction Prevention Program 2021
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Hudson County CARES II Eviction Prevention Application
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The Hudson County CARES II Eviction Prevention Program can provide back rent and/or utility assistance for households who have fallen behind as a result of COVID-19.
In order to qualify for assistance through this application, the household must meet the criteria listed below.
1.Must be a Hudson County Resident with the exception of Jersey City. Jersey City residents must seek assistance through the City of Jersey City. To sign up for notifications for Jersey City rental assistance programs, please click here https://www.cognitoforms.com/CityOfJerseyCity1/rentreliefinquiryform
2.Must show the need for rental or utility assistance is due to COVID-19;
3. Must have been current on rent as of March 1st 2020
4. Must show that one or more household member's qualified for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardships due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.
5.For rental assistance, must have received a summons for eviction or notice to quit from landlord
6.Must provide the following documents: copy of lease or other documentation showing residence, income documentation, some form of ID, documentation showing past due utility, rent, or eviction notice
7.Annual Household Income must not exceed 80% AMI, with priority given to household’s whose annual income is below 50%
$34,550 or less
$39,450 or less
$44,400 or less
$49,300 or less
$53,250 or less
$57,200 or less
$61,150 or less
$61,151 - $97,850
$65,100 or less
$65,101 - $104,150
If you do not meet this eligibility criteria please do not complete the application. Alternative resources are below:
1.If you are over income, contact a HUD certified housing counseling agency who may be able to assist you in developing a payment plan or other negotiation with your landlord. A list of housing counselors can be found here.
2.If your landlord is trying to evict you for a reason other than non-payment of rent, contact a legal services provider on this list.
3.If you own a home and are facing foreclosure, please reach out to The Waterfront Project at 551-256-7578.
4.If you are currently experiencing homelessness, contact Garden State Episcopal CDC at 201-604-2600 ext 0. Homelessness is defined as currently living in one of the following locations: place not meant for human habitation, shelter, transitional housing, hotel paid for by an organization or government agency, or unstable housing situation, such as residing in someone else’s home or pay for a hotel AND are being asked to leave that residence in 14 days with nowhere to go.
To move forward with submitting an application, please click the Apply button on the top right of the screen. Please note, you will have to create an SM Apply account to access the application, which will allow you to track your application’s progress as well as allow us to easily contact you.
This application may take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Please note that you can save this application at any time and resume the application again at a later time.
If at any time you are confused, please read our FAQ which provides answers to common questions you may have regarding the application. Click here to read the FAQ.
If you have questions regarding the application please call 201-395-4799.