FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Christie Administration Reminds Low- to Moderate-Income Families Impacted By Sandy of April 6 Deadline to Apply to Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program 



Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced that the extended deadline for low- to moderate-income, Sandy-impacted families to apply for the Sandy Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is April 6, and urged eligible, storm-affected households in need of assistance to submit an application.

If any eligible household has questions or needs help in applying to the TBRA Program, the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program is available to assist these families in accessing the program, as well as provide a wide array of available services.

The Sandy TBRA Program provides short-term tenant-based rental assistance in the form of a voucher to assist eligible low- and moderate-income (LMI) households with their rent in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy as determined by the federal government (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, or Union). The tenant-based rental assistance will be for 12 months with an option to renew for up to an additional 12 months. No extensions beyond 24 months can be granted.

Applicants must qualify as LMI, which means their household gross income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income for their county. The income limits are established by household size and are revised annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additionally, to be eligible for the program, applicants must rent in one of the nine most impacted counties.

To apply for the program or to get more information, including the chart providing the program’s income limits, visit or by calling 1-855-SANDYHM (726-3946)







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