PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE

COVID-19 Child Care

Tuition Assistance Program

 

Eligible families in need of assistance as schools begin to open up for remote learning can apply for this assistance by completing the online application at www.ChildCareNJ.gov. Those applying will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from their child’s school of a remote learning schedule.

Visit https://www.ecsmallbiz.org/ for the latest information provided by The Department of Human Services office.

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Tenant Flyer.Updated 10.15.20

NJ DFD has launched the Covid-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) to assist residents with rent and mortgage arrears due to the pandemic.

This program can help with housing payments beginning March 2020 through December 2020. Household income cannot exceed 450% of the Federal Poverty Level and their inability to pay must be for a reason related to Covid-19.  CHAP can also assist those with an undocumented immigration status.

Applicants should apply online at: https://nj.gov/humanservices/covid19housingassistance/ 

Applications will be processed until funding is exhausted or no later than December 18, 2020, whichever happens sooner. 

There is a press release below and attached flyers (in English and Spanish) detailing the program guidelines and instructions to apply. Also attached is a copy of the 2020/2021 Ocean County Housing Resources Booklet and the 2020 Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May Point in Time Count of the Homeless.

UCC is grateful for the partnership with NJPRF continuously supporting moving the community forward in difficult situations. The information below is to assist agencies and individuals in need during the COVID Pandemic.

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"Nationally, an estimated 12 million low-income people already eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments (EIPs, or "stimulus" payments) may not automatically receive the benefit because they don't file annual tax returns with the IRS. This gap exists for two reasons; their incomes are not high enough to owe federal income tax. Or, unlike other low-income adults and children identified through federally administered assistance programs, they do not receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or certain veteran benefits.

 

To receive EIPs, eligible individuals must file a simple form with the IRS by October 15. Unfortunately, many are unaware of this process or do not have access to the form. To address this gap, NJPRF is joining the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and other national organizations to reach these individuals. We encourage you to use your networks to share the information and help those dealing with barriers.

 

To aid in the effort, the CBPP released an analysis — with state-by-state data — of these 12 million people. The report also provides recommendations for steps that governors, state agencies, community service providers, and others can take to better enable these vulnerable individuals to claim the sizeable stimulus payments ($1,200 per adult and $500 per child) for which they qualify.

 

This is an ambitious effort with so much potential, and we encourage you to help if you can. Here are some actions you can take:
  • Inform your grantees and other foundation partners, as well as state leaders, human services agencies, and non-profit and community-based groups, about the outreach effort and the need for it — and the numbers of people in your state who are at risk of missing out. Please feel free to share the Center's analysis containing these data on social media.
  • Encourage grantees and their networks that are concerned about these individuals to take steps to reach them and, when feasible, assist them in filing for the payments — or help connect these individuals with organizations or agencies that can assist them. The Center's outreach resources — available through our Get it Back campaign, which has promoted refundable tax credits and free tax filing assistance for more than 30 years — include tips on how to do this.
  • Become a partner in the EIP Outreach Campaign that the CBPP and others are developing. You can join the growing group of national organizations committed to helping the estimated 12 million eligible people get their EIPs.
The above study shows non-filers eligible for payments are disproportionately people of color because they are likelier to have lower incomes due to historical racism and ongoing bias and discrimination. Twenty-seven percent of the 9 million people are Black — higher than their share of the U.S. population (12 percent) — while another 19 percent are Latino. Ensuring low-income people of color receive payments for which they qualify is especially crucial given emerging evidence that they are being hit hardest by both the economic and health effects of the pandemic."

For local City of Newark updates please follow

https://newarkcovid19.com/home

To ensure the safety of the community, UCC is moving quickly to promote and enable a policy of social distancing. With that being said, face coverings are required at all sites and events.

For further information on COVID-19 prevention and national updates , follow the links below

CDC COVID-2019

NJ.Gov COVID-2019

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