Rental Assistance Program Info Session April 26th

Posted on April 17, 2017

Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh invites county residents to learn about the Rental Assistance Program as part of the county’s Housing Month activities.

County staff will host an information session and eligibility screening for the Somerset County Rental Assistance Program at the Somerset County Human Services building at 27 Warren St. on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Information will be provided from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and staff will be available to answer questions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The program offers up to 15 months of rental assistance to working families. The maximum subsidy provided is $300 per month.

“The goal of this program is to help working families who are struggling, or who have suffered a setback financially, to achieve financial stability by completing the entire program,” said Freeholder Walsh.

After a brief overview, staff will be available to answer questions and review eligibility criteria, which are listed below. For more information about the program before the event, call the Somerset County Community Development Office at (908) 541-5756.  It is suggested, but not required, that you RSVP for the information session by Monday, April 24.

To qualify for the Rental Assistance Program:

  • All adults in the household must work at least 30 hours per week.
  • Clients must also complete a monthly household budget and meet monthly with a case manager.
  • Applicants must have a formal lease at a rate that is lower than the Fair Market Rental Rate.
  • Income limits are:

1 Person – $51,500           2 People – $58,800

3 People – $66,200           4 People – $73,500

5 People – $79,400           6 People – $85,300

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info