Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)
Renters may be eligible for $450
Rented your main residence on October 1, 2019? Visit state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/anchor/index.shtml to check if you're eligible for property tax relief under the Affordable NJ Communities for Homeowners & Renters initiative. Applicants with questions may call 1-888-238-1233 to seek assistance.
The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is February 28, 2023. The NJ Division of Taxation will begin paying ANCHOR benefits in the late Spring of 2023. ANCHOR payments will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills. Homeowners who filed a Homestead Benefit application last year may be able to obtain their ID and PIN numbers online. Renters/Tenants do not need an ID or PIN number to file. Visit the Division's ANCHOR page for all filing information.
How to apply:
Homeowners need an ANCHOR ID and PIN to apply online or by phone. If you did not receive a mailer or email with an ID and PIN, but filed a Homestead Benefit application last year, access the online ID and PIN inquiry system to retrieve your ID and PIN. Certain homeowners must file a paper application for reasons listed here.
Apply by phone: 1-877-658-2972
If you must file a paper application, you can print Form ANCHOR-H and mail it along with any necessary supporting documents.
All eligible renters/tenants can and should apply online (no phone option is available). However, renters/tenants can complete a paper application.
Renters/Tenants do not have an ID and PIN.
The ANCHOR call center will have extended hours through February 28, 2023. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until February 28, 2023. Again, dial 1-888-238-1233 to reach the ANCHOR call center.