Bergen County's Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The County of Bergen Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is currently closed to new Tenant Applications.

However, the ERAP Portal will remain OPEN for the following persons:

  1. All new Landlords to register or upload required information.
  2. Any Landlord identified within an existing Tenant application will be able to log on to upload and certify required documents for application completion.
  3. Any Tenant who has already submitted an application will be able to log on to complete any required follow up.
  4. Any Tenant who began an application will be able to logon to complete and submit their application.

Please use the same link to access your profile or if you are a new Landlord register for the program.
https://apply.recovernj.org

Please contact the Call Center at 855-203-6952 or Greater Bergen Community Action at 201-464-8970 if you are experiencing any issues with your existing application or trying to register as a new Landlord.

Program Overview

The County of Bergen is providing financial relief to eligible Bergen County residents who experienced a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants who have been unable to pay their rent and/or utility payments since March 2020 are encouraged to apply for funding.

Apply Today:

Landlords - For more information of the Terms and Conditions Click Here
Tenants - For More Information on the Program Requirements Click Here

Key Dates:

Qualifications:

To qualify for Bergen County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance funding, applicants must meet the following criteria::

More Information:

Please call us for assistance or more program information at the Call Center 855-203-6952. Call Center will be open Monday through Friday 9AM to 6PM until July 23, 2021.


Need Help Filling Out Your Application? Need Additional Language Services?

Greater Bergen Community Action is partnering with County of Bergen to assist any applicant who needs one-on-one help filling out their ERAP application - whether over the phone or to use their computer resources.


If you need in-person or technical assistance with the ERAP Application please call Greater Bergen’s help line – 201-464-8970.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9AM - 5PM

Evening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 5PM - 8PM

Weekend: Saturdays 9AM – 1PM

In person appointments are at Greater Bergen Headquarters: 392 Main Street, Hackensack NJ.
*No walk ins, must call ahead

Language Translation Services Available (Spanish, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, French, Filipino, and Turkish)

 
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