Borough of Point Pleasant – Mayor Sabosik and the Borough Council would like to make Point Pleasant residents who are unable to pay their rent due to being directly impacted by COVID-19 aware of a rental assistance program from the Ocean County Board of Commissioners.
Ocean County residents that have been struggling to pay their rent or may be facing eviction as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to apply for the Ocean County Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program, according to the Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn. “We know that 2020 posed many challenges for all of us and many of our residents are having a difficult time making ends meet and keeping a roof over their heads due to COVID 19,” Quinn said. “This emergency rental assistance program will help our low- and moderate-income families in their efforts to keep a roof over their heads and to assist their landlords.”
Ocean County expects to begin taking applications for the program on April 7. The online application can be accessed from the Ocean County website at www.co.ocean.nj.us and click on View Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program for program information and the application.
“This program has been set up to help only Ocean County residential renters and landlords,” Quinn noted. “This grant will cover up to six months back rent and will help our young families and our seniors that have been having a very difficult time because of this pandemic.”
The program is supported by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners and uses an $18 million grant from the Treasury Department to help residents catch up on back rent in which the maximum grant amount per household will be $10,644 and will be paid directly to the landlord.
Applicants will need to certify that they have not received assistance from the N.J. Department of Community Affairs’ program or other rental assistance programs before receiving benefits from Ocean County’s program. More information can be found at the link given previously or by clicking on the below PDF links.