COVID-19 Emergency Rental

Assistance Program (CVERAP)

Enrollment Period is

Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am

until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm.

Completion of this pre-application does not guarantee placement in the COVID-19 ERAP.

     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 six months of emergency rental assistance.


Applicants must have an email address to apply online at: ​

     During the enrollment period, those who may require accommodations, including persons with disabilities, limited English proficiency and those who do not have internet access, can call 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8  for assistance. ​​


CVERAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.


Paper CVERAP pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted.  Submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the Program. Only one CVERAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate CVERAP pre-applications will be rejected.



Names, birthdates, income and assets information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is also required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application process will allow you to create one.  If you are not proficient in English, the CVERAP pre-application is available in 90 languages; this information can be found starting on July 6th at 9:00, at the top right of the pre-application. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.



The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, and persons who have limited English proficiency on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s) or those households without internet access. Please call DCA’s Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8, to request an accommodation.



A computerized selection (lottery) process will be used to select eligible applicants. Every application submitted during the open enrollment period has the same chance of being selected during the lottery.


Please be advised that the submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the program, or a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program temporary subsidy


Status information will be available at: by  July 21, 2020. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for the program.  If you were selected to the program your status will be Active; if you were not selected it will be Inactive.

Frequently Asked Questions at: if you have any further questions. Continue to check DCA’s website to see when new waiting lists will be opened in the future.


The chart below shows the maximum income limits currently in effect for households of up to eight members. If you have a larger household, please contact DCA at 609-292-4080, and select Option 1 or 8 for assistance in determining the maximum income limits for your household. 


T: 856-853-6490

F: 856-853-1466