Questions about the program can be directed to Somerset County: ERAP@co.somerset.nj.us or by calling 908-231-7128.

Somerset County is managing the ERAP program, while SCLSNJ, as a partner, provides support in reaching and onboarding applicants to the program. The Library is not able to accept applications, approve / deny applications, or give status updates on submitted applications. Links on this page will direct to content on the Somerset County website.

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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing support for rental or utility arrears, and temporary rental assistance.

  • Somerset County received an allocation of $7,766,773.20
  • Rental assistance for residents facing rental debt, potential eviction, or loss of housing security
  • Program provides up to 12 months in arrears and 6 months for current and future rents for residents that meet all eligibility criteria

To qualify for this program, the applicant must be a resident of Somerset County and must meet the income / household guidelines below:

1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
$57,800 $66,050 $74,300 $82,550 $89,200 $95,800 $102,400 $109,000
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Prefer to complete your application on paper?

Click on the buttons below to download the appropriate application form.

Tenant Application – English
Landlord Application – English
W9 – English
Solicitud de Inquilino – Español
Solicitud de Propietario – Español
W9 – Español

Would you like support in completing your application?

Trained ERAP Educators are available to work with you at locations throughout Somerset County. Leave a message at (908) 280-2810 or email ERAP@sclibnj.org to request support.