The Bergen County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is open on June 14th for applications from tenants whose household incomes are at or below 80% area median income (AMI). Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis while program funding is available or up until the deadline of July 23rd 2021, whichever comes first. Landlords may register at any time. Important Notice: Applying for the ERAP is free and one-on-one application assistance for tenants is available in English and Spanish by contacting the ERAP Call Center 855-203-6952. Please be wary of any request for payment to apply to this program.

If You Are Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness: If you are experiencing homelessness or facing imminent homelessness, please contact the following groups:

  • Family Households call Bergen County HEARTS Program (201)-488-2525; Calls made After Hours or on Weekends, please contact 2-1-1 and they will assist you with immediate, temporary housing needs and refer you to the appropriate agency for continued services
  • Single Adult Households call Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center (201)-336-6475; Calls made After Hours or on Weekends, please contact 2-1-1 and they will assist you with immediate, temporary housing needs and refer you to the appropriate agency for continued services
  • Victims of Domestic Violence call (201)-336-7575 or Center for Hope and Safety’s 24 hour hotline (201)-944-9600

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Additional Resources

If you have questions about the program, issues with your account, the application form or another page on this portal, call our support team anytime from 9-6pm eastern Monday-Friday:

For Emergency Rental Assistance, call 855-203-6952

For key details on Bergen County's Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program, click here.