HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – Hamilton Township reminds residents and businesses that those financially affected by the COVID-19 economic downturn will continue to receive support, rent and mortgage relief assistance. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of US $ 650,000 (CARB Funds, CDBG-CV 3) that the community secured earlier this year.
The residential section of the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program enables rental, mortgage or utility benefits for low and middle income households who have seen significant income drops or have become unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Program applications are being reviewed by the township and Arm In Arm, a local nonprofit agency that helps Mercer County’s residents provide food, housing and jobs support.
“Many Hamilton residents have experienced a significant disruption in their life – both health and economic. This program is instrumental in helping these residents not default on rent, mortgages or utilities and providing them and their families with a safe place to live, ”said Mayor Jeff Martin earlier this year when the program was launched.
The Emergency Rental Grant or Residential Mortgage Aid has a cap of $ 10,000 over a six month period. All approved applicants will be screened every three months to see if they still need assistance. The application for housing assistance is available HERE or by phone at (609) 396-9355 ext. 16 or (609) 577-9054.
For local businesses, this also provides rental and mortgage support for those sufficiently affected by Covid-19. The business portion of the program is administered by the Hamilton Community Community Development Consultant, Triad Associates. Applications can be downloaded from CLICK HERE.
Business applicants should contact Katherine Packowski of Triad Associates at (856) 690-9590 or [email protected].
All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Individuals and companies interested in reviewing program requirements or applying can do so by visiting HamiltonNJ.com/MortgageRentalRelief,
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