BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that Bergen County will soon launch an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to provide financial relief to Bergen County residents unable to meet their rental obligation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible applicants will receive up to 12 months of assistance for unpaid rent, gas and electric utility expenses (payable for amounts past due as of March 13, 2020). Amounts approved for funding will be paid directly to the landlords and utility provider.
The application portal for the Bergen County CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will be open to all eligible tenants beginning Monday, June 14, 2021 via www.BergenCountyCARES.org. The ERAP will remain open from June 14, 2021 through July 23, 2021 and is based on available funding.
For any questions or more information, please contact the ERAP Call Center at 855-203-6952.