Sandy Programs Extension Announced

March 20 for LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program
April 6 for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program

Sandy Programs Extension AnnouncedThe Christie Administration has extended the deadline for low- to moderate-income families impacted by Superstorm Sandy to apply to new housing recovery programs.

In an effort to ensure that as many eligible Sandy-impacted families as possible receive housing recovery assistance, eligible low- to moderate-income (LMI) households now have until Friday, March 20, 2015 to apply for the LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program and Monday, April 6, 2015 to apply for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program.

The Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program program provides short-term, temporary tenant-based rental assistance in the form of a voucher to assist eligible low- and moderate-income households with their rent in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which are Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union.

The Sandy tenant-based rental assistance is for 12 months with an option to renew for up to an additional 12 months. The program’s maximum assistance is 24 months; no extensions beyond 24 months will be granted.

Eligible applicants must have lived in one of the nine Sandy-impacted counties at the time of the storm.

This is an excellent opportunity for persons with disabilities and the homeless to secure rental assistance albeit for only 24 months.

DCA has clarified that a FEMA number is not required in order to be eligible. Put N/A in that box.

Those without an e-mail address should put NA in the box on the form, or use a friend or relative’s e-mail address if they are willing to allow it. (The “income” box on the form means annual income.)

To apply for TBRA click here.

Click here for the LMI Homeowner registration.