Housing Protection and Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

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New Jersey’s Governor and Legislature have acted to prevent housing insecurity during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The state government enacted a moratorium on rental and foreclosures evictions. This expands the federally mandated moratorium to foreclosure evictions for any type of mortgage and to rental evictions.

NJ Citizen Action‘s Financial Justice Organizer, Beverly Brown Ruggia said, “We applaud Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 106 and the Legislature passing A2020/S227.

Under law, New Jersey sheriffs, court officers and their agents may not remove anyone from their homes for evictions caused by financial hardship during the state of emergency. If you believe landlords, tenants or organizations are violating Executive Order No. 106, please fill out this form.

As the pandemic progresses over the coming weeks, we expect several more pieces of state and federal legislation to be passed and signed into law to provide even more housing protections.

For more information on Rental Property and Evictions click here.

If you are facing a housing crisis, NJCA offers free HUD-certified housing and foreclosure counseling services in English and Spanish. To apply for counseling today, click here and one of NJCA’s Loan Counselors will call you to set-up an appointment over the phone.

If you are looking for financial assistance in paying your rent you may qualify for a variety of DCA programs at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/

Click here for a list of services for renters. Additional state resources are available to help with rent/housing costs, prevention of eviction, reduction of utility bills, and other programs such as lead removal and weatherization assistance. Federal mortgage assistance is also available for homeowners.

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New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following the guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and various US state and local government entities. Our first priority is the health and well-being of those individuals with whom we work and serve. Therefore, effective immediately our staff will be working remotely and will provide services over the phone. To find a complete list of our staff, programs and services, click here.

For loan counseling and financial coaching clients your application process will remain the same. One-on-one sessions will be provided via telephone and video conferencing. For questions about healthcare enrollment or the Census, call (973) 643-8800, extension 210. For any other information please visit our website at www.njcaef.org for updates or leave a message in the general mailbox and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Thank you and stay well!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)



New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund está monitoreando la situación del Coronavirus y siguiendo la guía establecida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y varias entidades gubernamentales estatales y locales de los Estados Unidos. Nuestra prioridad es la salud y el bienestar de las personas con quienes trabajamos y servimos. Por lo tanto, con efectividad inmediata, nuestro personal trabajará de manera remota y brindará servicios por teléfono. Para encontrar una lista completa de nuestro personal, programas y servicios, haga clic acquí.  

Para los clientes de asesoría de préstamos y asesoramiento financiero, su proceso de solicitud seguirá siendo el mismo. Se proporcionarán sesiones individuales por teléfono y videoconferencia. Para preguntas sobre la inscripción de atención médica o el Censo, llame al (973) 643-8800, y marque la extensión 210. Para cualquier otra información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.njcaef.org para actualizaciones o para dejar un mensaje en el buzón general y será enviado al personal correspondiente.

Gracias y manténgase seguro!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)