Short Term Rental Assistance Program

New Jersey’s COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Assistance Program will provide rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income as a result of the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Applicants must have an email address to apply online beginning July 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. through July 10, 2020 at 5 p.m.

For more information, including information on the Maximum Income Limits and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for this Program, visit the DCA website at:

During the Open Enrollment Period persons who would require a reasonable accommodation, including persons with limited English proficiency or do not have internet access, can call 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8 for assistance.

There is also help available now for Princeton residents in need of rental assistance and help with paying utility bills through Princeton’s Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund.


Stay Vigilant

With the lifting of restrictions and the reopening of more businesses and activities, it is more important than ever to take precautions to ensure you and your loved ones stay healthy. Coronavirus remains highly contagious. To ensure the lowest chance of contracting the virus, and spreading the virus to others:

  • Practicesocial distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face coverwhen you have to go out in public; for example, to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. Do not use a face mask meant for a health care worker. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and wash your hands or clean them with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces


Get tested if you are exhibiting symptoms, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, or if you have attended a mass gathering such as a protest. More info.