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Keep Families Safe in Housing!

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the Supreme Court ended the National eviction moratorium, which will have a devastating effect on millions of renters across the country. (In New Jersey, the state eviction moratorium ends in December, 2021.)

Families with children will be the hardest hit. According to Harvard Sociologist Matthew Desmond, the single greatest predictor of eviction is the presence of a child.

Since the start of the COVID pandemic, all communities are working hard to keep families safe in housing. This includes providing rental assistance to families who are in danger of eviction. In Union County, NJ COVID-19 rental relief funds are available to Union County tenants and landlords.

If you are struggling to pay your rent and/or have past due utility bills, or you are a housing provider who is owed rent, you can apply for ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program) funds by visiting ucnj.org/rental-assistance. You may also contact Claire Boylan at cboylan@familypromise.org if you need assistance with the application process.

Family Promise Union County is part of a team of organizations, along with the Union County Department of Development, providing ERAP assistance to residents who need this help. On Saturday, August 27, at the Warinanco Park Food Distribution in Roselle, we were there to get the word out to residents in need. This photo shows Claire Boylan, FPUC Rental Assistance Coordinator, and Brandon Givens,  Director of Community Development, Union County. Brandon Givens leads this successful effort in Union County.

Working together, we can keep families safe in housing!

About the Grantee

Overlook Family Medicine - Family Promise Union County Health Education Partnership

Overlook Family Medicine and Family Promise Union County have partnered to provide health education to the many families we serve who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Family Promise Union County provides emergency shelter, food and comprehensive services through the partnership of a professional staff and a vast volunteer network.