Applications for the West New York Rental Assistance Program will open next week and will run through the first couple days of September, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The application will be open from 8 a.m. on Monday, August 24th through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2nd.
To be eligible for relief, those applying must reside in town, be able to show a need for rental assistance since the coronavirus pandemic, must be up to date on rent through March 1st of this year, must be able to pay rent after assistance is provided, and must earn below the established average median income.
“COVID-19 has affected us all and I am very proud to announce this rental assistance program that will bring peace of mind to some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.
“From the beginning, our administration has been working with County leadership to provide our residents with the support they and their families need to get through this global pandemic.”
The application is accessible via your smartphone, tablet, or computer by visiting cares.hcnj.us. Click “register” on the top right to create an account and get started.
Residents are advised that a copy of their lease, documentation that you are facing eviction, and income documentation may be needed to apply.
For anyone who is unable to apply electronically, you may visit the Hudson County Division of Welfare, located at 257 Cornelison Ave. in Jersey City. Additional locations to apply in person can be found by visiting the website at the website above.
“I urge those residents who need this assistance to visit the application site and to apply immediately,” Rodriguez added.
“We want to make sure all West New York families who need the support can access the application and request assistance.”