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NOTICE: On Friday, May 30th, SHRAP offices in the 14 counties with the lowest participation will stop accepting new applications. Those counties are: Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. Individuals or households already receiving SHRAP assistance can continue to recertify at those locations.

SHRAP offices in Atlantic, Bergen, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties will accept new applications through June 30th and also will continue to process recertifications. Initial appointments already scheduled later than June 30th will be honored; individuals will be met and assessed for services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program is time-limited to six months of assistance per household. In order to be eligible for the program, an individual or family unit must:


ELIGIBILITY:

  • Have financial distress directly related to housing which is a direct result of Superstorm Sandy;

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible alien;

  • Not currently be receiving Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) benefits or eligible for WFNJ/SSI Emergency Assistance; and

  • Be legally or blood related if part of a household.

    SERVICES:
    Assistance is available to help individuals/families with expenses for housing, current or past due utility payments and for the replacement of essential items such as furniture and appliances. To be eligible, the expense must be a direct result of the disaster.

    Housing payments can be issued to meet a need for current or past due rent or mortgage. If a household needs assistance with ongoing housing expenses, the household must make a request with a new affidavit/worksheet every month to ensure that program funding remains available.

    VERIFICATION:
    Prior to providing services, all eligibility factors (financial need, citizenship/alien status, need resulting from Sandy, not eligible for WFNJ/SSI EA and family relationship) must be verified. The primary method of verifying identity/residency is a NJ Driver’s License; however, verifications may include:

    • A valid driver’s license or state-issued photo ID;
    • A mortgage statement;
    • A lease agreement;
    • A utility bill;
    • Birth certificate;
    • An affidavit or statement regarding current living arrangements;
    • Homeowner’s Insurance documents; or
    • Proof of FEMA registration (if applicable).
    • The social security number of the head of household is required.

 

 
 
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Updated - 7/9/14

 
 
 
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