Need Rent Relief? Hudson County to Receive 20+ Million Dollars for Rental Assistance

Jersey City-The Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved the County of Hudson to apply and accept CARES ACT Emergency Rental Assistance Funds of $20,132,691 from the United States Department of the Treasury.

The purpose of the Emergency Rental Assistance Funds is to provide much needed relief to eligible households, such as direct funding for rent, rent arrears, utilities and home energy costs. The program defines eligible households as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meet the following criteria:

  1. Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  2. Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  3. Has a household income at or below 80 percent.

This program will provide Hudson County with $12,285,657 and Jersey City with $7,847,034, totaling $20,132,691.

Chairman Anthony Vainieri, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Hudson are committed to providing the necessary support and social services to assist the residents of Hudson County during the COVID -19 Pandemic.