The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to 6 months of emergency rental assistance.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people locally and globally, the JCHA is working to ensure that we do our part to minimize transmission of the virus. Therefore, we are taking the following measures to protect residents and employees, and hopefully reduce the spread of the virus:
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all appointments with applicants, residents, vendors and members of the public will be conducted via phone, or video conference until further notice, including appointments with public housing site staff. Public housing residents and HCVP recipients are encouraged to call their respective Site Managers or HCVP Housing Specialists with any concerns or questions. We can always be reached at our main office: 201-706-4600. HCVP recipients can also email HCVP@jcha.us.
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The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) was formed in 1938 to provide decent, affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. JCHA is New Jersey’s second largest public housing authority, serving over 15,000 residents. We are responsible for the administration of approximately 7,100 housing units in every ward of Jersey City, including approximately 2,500 public housing units and over 4,600 Housing Choice Vouchers.