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Alert: NJ State Rental Assistance Enrollment 7/11/2022 - 7/25/2022 Message From NJ DCA

Access to decent, affordable housing is critical for disenfranchised Black community members and their families. Access to quality, affordable long-term housing resources for our economically & discriminated Black citizens will provide an avenue to lower the risk of vulnerable families becoming homeless. This is why The Echo, NJ's Oldest Black-Own Newspaper, gladly shares this message from the New Jersey Department of Community Partnership thanks to a Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church share. Remember these are a few of the tax dollars that you and your ancestors paid that can work for you!

Please enjoy Syreeta's "Black Maybe."

and review the information below. Kindly Karen Brittingham-Edmond

An Alert From The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SRAP)WAITING LISTS For ELDERLY, FAMILY, HOMELESS, and DISABLED Households The enrollment period is Monday, July 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. EST until Monday, July 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST

"The State of New Jersey Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) is a state funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of very low-income New Jersey residents, for decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The person applying must meet all applicable state-fundedSRAP income and eligibility requirements. A total of 4,000 households will be selected through a lottery system to be added to the waiting lists. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) SRAP pre-application per household will be accepted. Please note that only New Jersey residents are eligible to apply for SRAP assistance. A New Jersey resident is defined as someone whose primary residence is in New Jersey and who is present in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance. Definitions: Elderly: The Head of household must be 62 years of age or over. Family: The Head of household is 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children. Disabled: The Head of household or Spouse must be permanently disabled Homeless: A household that lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence Categories & Number of SRAP-Pre-applications to be accepted: Categories Number of SRAP Pre-Applications to be Accepted Elderly - 1,000 Family - 1,000 Disabled - 1,000 Homeless - 1,000 When: The open enrollment period is Monday, JULY 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to Monday, JULY 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. SRAP pre-applications will be selected through a lottery process, therefore, it does not matter when you submit your pre-application as long as you complete it during the open enrollment period. Every pre-application successfully submitted during the open enrollment period has a chance of being selected during the lottery. How: SRAP pre-applications are available only online. Submission of an SRAP pre-application does not guarantee placement on any of the SRAP waiting lists; only pre-applications selected via the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. One (1) SRAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate pre-applications will be rejected. Paper pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted. Where: SRAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet by going online at NO pre-applications will be accepted at the Agency. Income Limits: At the time of selection from any of the SRAP waiting lists, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they will be residing and must provide proof of residency. The income chart only goes up to 8 household members. If you have a larger household, please contact DCA at 609-292-4080 and select Option 9 for assistance in determining the maximum income limits for your household. The below income chart shows income limits that are in effect now. 2022 STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCOME LIMITS County 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person Atlantic $23600 $26950 $30465 $34925 $38985 $43020 $47080 $51115 Bergen $34275 $39200 $44075 $48950 $52875 $56800 $60725 $64625 Burlington $29525 $33750 $37950 $42150 $45550 $49170 $53630 $58115 Camden $29525 $33750 $37950 $42150 $45550 $49170 $53630 $58115 Cape May $26600 $30400 $34200 $37950 $41860 $46120 $50380 $54640 Cumberland $22525 $25725 $29590 $33950 $37935 $41895 $45855 $49815 Essex $32200 $36800 $41400 $46000 $49700 $53375 $57050 $61265 Gloucester $29525 $33750 $37950 $42150 $45550 $49170 $53630 $58115 Hudson $32200 $36800 $41400 $45950 $49650 $53325 $57000 $61240 Hunterdon $38000 $43425 $48850 $54250 $58625 $62950 $67300 $71625 Mercer $33400 $38150 $42925 $47675 $51525 $55325 $59150 $62950 Middlesex $38000 $43425 $48850 $54250 $58625 $62950 $67300 $71625 Monmouth $34125 $39000 $43875 $48725 $52650 $56525 $60450 $64325 Morris $32200 $36800 $41400 $46000 $49700 $53375 $57050 $61265 Ocean $34125 $39000 $43875 $48725 $52650 $56525 $60450 $64325 Passaic $34275 $39200 $44075 $48950 $52875 $56800 $60725 $64625 Salem $29525 $33750 $37950 $42150 $45550 $49170 $53630 $58115 Somerset $38000 $43425 $48850 $54250 $58625 $62950 $67300 $71625 Sussex $32200 $36800 $41400 $46000 $49700 $53375 $57050 $61265 Union $32200 $36800 $41400 $46000 $49700 $53375 $57050 $61265 Warren $32325 $36950 $41550 $46150 $47550 $53550 $57250 $61415 Information Required: Names, social security numbers, birthdates, and income information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is required. If you do not have one, the application process will allow you to create one. If you need assistance in another language the pre-application is available in 90 languages; which can be found at, at the top right of the pre-application. Reasonable Accommodation: The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s). An individual can call DCA Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 9. Lottery Process: The waiting list placement will be based on a computerized selection (lottery) process. Once the waiting list open enrollment period ends, pre-applications will be selected to be placed on the SRAP waiting lists after sorting preferences. Submission of an SRAP pre-application does not guarantee placement on any of the waiting lists, eligibility, or an offer of the SRAP Voucher. Eligibility Review: A screening of tenant’s background history including criminal background checks will be conducted during the eligibility interview process for all adult household members requesting housing assistance when funding becomes available. Additional Information: The SRAP pre-application is available in 90 languages., which can be found at At the top right of the Home page is a drop-down button that allows you to select different languages used for the SRAP pre-application. At the time of selection from the waiting lists, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they want to live and provide proof of residency. Also, Disabled and Homeless applicants must provide verification of their disability and homelessness at the time of selection from the waiting list. BEFORE LOTTERY STATUS: If your SRAP pre-application was successfully submitted you will receive a Receipt. AFTER LOTTERY STATUS: Information will be posted at: on or after August 15, 2022. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for any of the waiting lists. For individuals who were accepted to a wait list via the lottery, your status will be ACTIVE. If you were not selected your status will be INACTIVE." "If you have any questions, please click on this link:"

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