GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — As Gloucester Township Council considers what it will do with more than $493,000 in CARES Act funding it recently received, rental assistance is on its way for residents throughout Camden County.
Through the Camden County Rental Assistance Program, the county will make up to six months of back rent (April through September) available to residents who may be facing eviction, up to $4,000, officials announced on Tuesday.
The tenants will apply to take part in the program, but the payments will be made directly to the landlords, according to officials.
“There has been a crisis quietly building in the halls of rental properties across New Jersey and throughout the United States,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “While evictions have been paused to protect renters from being left homeless during this crisis, families are watching what they owe grow without any idea of how