Gov. Murphy signs rental assistance bill to help wind down eviction moratorium

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Wednesday “alleviating the pressure” for hundreds of thousands of New Jersey renters.

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2021, 11:39 AM

Updated 981 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Wednesday “alleviating the pressure” for hundreds of thousands of New Jersey renters.
The bill appropriates an additional $500 million in emergency rental assistance and $250 million for utility assistance.
The governor also signed legislation to make any court records of non-rent payments confidential. The period for that is March 9, 2020 to Aug. 3, 2021.
"Money alone is not the solution. Money alone is not going to make a family feel more secure in their home, and money alone is not going to help landlords,” Murphy said. “This law will also responsibly wind down our eviction moratorium, in a uniform way, while protecting both the rights of good tenants and honest landlords."
Anyone whose annual household income is above 80% of their county’s median income, but below 120%, cannot be locked out of their home until Aug. 31.
Anyone whose income is below 80% cannot be evicted until Dec. 31.


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