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  1. After many inquiries, I have discovered that SRAP is ONLY for persons who have children and work at least 20 hours per week. What about a person who has cerebral palsy and seizures and cannot afford both rent and food at the same time? Every time I call the Department of Housing I get a phone recording and sometimes cannot even record a message because their mailboxes are full. The DDD’s answer is either a boarding house which is not safe for him, or go live with your parents. He’s 44 years old and I’m 65. What happens to him when I’m gone? Deanna

  2. After many inquiries, I have discovered that SRAP is ONLY for persons who have children and work at least 20 hours per week. What about a person who has cerebral palsy and seizures and cannot afford both rent and food at the same time? Every time I call the Department of Housing I get a phone recording and sometimes cannot even record a message because their mailboxes are full. The DDD’s answer is either a boarding house which is not safe for him, or go live with your parents. He’s 44 years old and I’m 65. What happens to him when I’m gone? Deanna

  3. Deanna,
    I do not know where you received your information, but it is incorrect. The SRAP program IS NOT “ONLY for persons who have children and work at least 20 hours per week.” 30% of the rental assistance grants will be reserved for senior citizens; 17% will be provided to homeless families with children; 17% will be provided to DYFS and other special populations. 35% will be reserved for households on the S-RAP waiting list;
    7.5% will be utilized by DCA for administrative expenses; and 10% will be set-aside for disabled head of households or spouse. For additional “correct” information, please see:
    http://www.nj.gov/dca/dh/announcements/srapregulations052007.pdf

  4. Deanna,
    I do not know where you received your information, but it is incorrect. The SRAP program IS NOT “ONLY for persons who have children and work at least 20 hours per week.” 30% of the rental assistance grants will be reserved for senior citizens; 17% will be provided to homeless families with children; 17% will be provided to DYFS and other special populations. 35% will be reserved for households on the S-RAP waiting list;
    7.5% will be utilized by DCA for administrative expenses; and 10% will be set-aside for disabled head of households or spouse. For additional “correct” information, please see:
    http://www.nj.gov/dca/dh/announcements/srapregulations052007.pdf