**updated as of March 24, 2021**
Middlesex County will open the Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) online application portal in late April 2021. Applications must be submitted online by both the tenant and the landlord. Eligibility criteria for MCERAP are provided under the January 28, 2021 update below.
The link to the MCERAP application portal will be available on this page, so please check back after mid-April for updates regarding the date the application portal will open.
Additionally, the State of New Jersey has initiated their own emergency rental assistance program for renter households impacted by COVID-19. Tenants and landlords who do not want to wait until late April to apply for help from MCERAP may apply now for aid from the State’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II).
While tenants and landlords may apply to both the State and County programs, assistance will only be provided from one program for any month that has an outstanding balance. Tenants and landlords will not receive assistance from both programs for the same month.