What Landlords Need to Know
COVID-19 Executive Orders & Legislation
Many renters in New Jersey are protected under the eviction moratorium. Click below for information on the current protections for renters.
Executive Order 128: RENTERS CAN USE THEIR SECURITY DEPOSITS AS RENT PAYMENTS
TENTANTS ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE RENT PAYMENTS USING THEIR CREDIT CARD.
Being a landlord has many benefits, but comes with much responsibility. Housing counseling services are free through this program. They provide information on a range of topics including:
Helping you understand your obligations and options as a landlord
Reviewing current COVID-19 moratoriums for property owners and tenants
Developing an Action Plan to resolve homeowner issues such as: late or non-payment of mortgage or property taxes, and other assessments
Opportunity for housing counseling and mediation services
Assisting you in communicating with your lender, tenant, etc.
Housing Assistance Programs
Help your tenants apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program that can help them pay portions of their rent. Many counties and some cities are running their own Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. Click below to apply for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage?
The Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program (ERMA) will provide up to $35,000 for:
Delinquent property taxes; and
Other housing cost delinquencies for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To qualify for ERMA, homeowners must:
Be a New Jersey homeowner with a demonstrated COVID-19 related financial hardship occurring after January 20th, 2022;
Own and occupy an eligible primary residence;
Have an income below 150% of their Area Median Income (AMI).
For more information on eligibility visit their website here or call 855-647-7700.
The ERMA application portal is open now. Click the button below to go to the application.