New COVID-19 Related State Legislation: ANOTHER Eviction Moratorium Update & Utility Assistance for TenantsRead Now
By Ryan Westerman, Esq.
Governor Murphy recently signed Senate Bill No. 3691, appropriating $750 million in federal funds to provide rental and utility assistance for qualifying New Jersey residents: $500 million is allocated for rental assistance, and the remaining $250 million is for utility assistance. The programs are administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
The law adds new limits on who is protected by eviction moratorium. New Jerseyeans with household incomes below 120% of the Area Medium Income (a/k/a/ AMI, where “Area” refers to the county the resident lives in) will continue to be protected from eviction through August 2021. New Jerseyeans with incomes below 80% AMI are protected until January 1, 2022. Continuing reading for additional details.
Other highlights of the bill, as summarized by Governor Murphy’s office include:
Do you think you qualify for any of these protections or need assistance in complying with these requirements? Schedule a strategy session with the Hunnell Law Group today!
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Stephanie Hunnell, Esq. , Ryan Westerman, Esq. and Caitlin Holland, Esq.