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About the Jersey City COVID-19 Hardship Assistance Program

The Jersey City COVID-19 Hardship Assistance Program (JC-HAP) application period has closed as of February 1, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the PDF with the most frequent questions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MUST BE Jersey City resident
  • Have overdue rent from March 2020 onward
  • Have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meet income guidelines

Required Documentation

  • Most recent lease
  • Copy of gas/ electric bill, water bill and/or oil bill
  • Copy of 2019 income tax
  • Proof of income of all household members 18 and over
  • Statements for all savings, retirement, stock, rental income accounts
  • Identification for all household members at the time of determination (e.g. driver’s license/ birth certificate/ passport/ social security card)
  • Tenant Disclaimer Form – click here to download