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ELIGIBILITY:
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:

  • 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.

    Where to Apply:
    You can apply for SHRAP benefits in the county in which you currently are residing; you do not have to file in the county where the damage was incurred.

    • Click here for a List of Locations (PDF - as of 04/11/14) 
    • SHRAP FAQs   (PDF - Updated 03/07/14 )

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