COVID-19 Info

SNAP Benefits Changing in March 2023

February 2023 is the last month households enrolled in the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive emergency SNAP benefits. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government provided additional financial support to SNAP recipients. That support is expiring after February 2023.

That means that starting in March 2023, you will only receive your regular monthly benefit amount. If your approved monthly SNAP benefit is less than $50, you will receive a supplemental payment from NJ SNAP to bring your total benefit to $50.

SNAP households are encouraged to check their benefits before the next trip to the grocery store. SNAP recipients can check their benefit details at any time by logging into the online portal, with the Connect EBT mobile app, or by calling 800-997-3333.

Covid-19 Housing, Financial, and Personal Loss Resources

2021-10-01 Covid-19 Resources (2479 downloads )

Covid Vaccines/booster

The Eric B. Chandler Health Center is providing free Covid vaccines/booster. Please see the flyer (in English and Spanish)

Eric B. Chandler Health Center COVID Vaccine Flyer (2405 downloads )

Middlesex County Rental Assistance Program

Please check at this link for program details.  We understand that as of Sep 2021 they are taking about 8 weeks to process the requests.

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) COVID 19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II

Applications accepted beginning March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced the opening of the Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II. Applications for this rental assistance are currently available on the website, but applications will not be accepted or processed until 9:00 AM on Monday, March 22, 2021.

To access more details and the application, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn about the required documents, click here.

Older COVID-19 Housing assistance program info (for reference):

You can now apply for housing assistance if you suffered a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have not been able to pay your rent or mortgage: