Eviction Protection Program

Protect yourself from eviction and get help with your rent.

Protect yourself from eviction by self-certifying and applying for rental assistance.  Call us at 1-888-654-3893 or email us  at evictionprevention@njcitizenaction.org.


  • New Statewide eviction protections for those who faced hardships during the pandemic!
  • Act now! Application period expires Dec 15. 2021
  • Protection is not automatic
    • You must complete an Income Self-Certification for eviction protection and Pre-Application for rental assistance
    • Landlords can apply on behalf of a tenant
    • Protection offered regardless of immigration status

If you are facing eviction from your home, New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund can help.

NJCAEF provides a combination of education, outreach, and direct assistance to help those facing eviction. The Eviction Protection Program offers assistance to both renters and landlords for:


On August 4, 2021, Governor Murphy signed into law PL 2021 c 188 that affects tenants and landlords. The new law provides critical protections to renter households who experienced economic hardship during the pandemic.

The new law provides protections at different household income levels and also restricts landlord from reporting past due rent or debt owed during the pandemic to credit agencies, debt collection agencies and other landlords. It also strongly limits the sale or transfer of civil debt.

The Eviction Prevention Program is an extension of the CVERAP II designed to provide relief to landlords who have suffered deep economic losses through no fault of their tenants or themselves, and, simultaneously, make efforts to assist tenants who need help as a result of this crisis. In order to ensure New Jersey households benefit from these protections, renters must complete the Income Self-Certification Form and submit a Pre-Application for Rental Assistance to the state.

NJCAEF has a dedicated team who will assist tenants and landlords with the required Income Self-Certification form and assist tenants with submitting their Pre-Application to the Department of Community Affairs. We will be conducting free Eviction Prevention webinars, workshops, and attend outreach events in coordination with local community organizations to educate tenants and landlords about the new eviction prevention protections. If you have questions regarding the new eviction prevention protections or are an organization looking to book a free, please reach out to us at  evictionprevention@njcitizenaction.org  or call us at toll-free at 1-888-654-3893

Our new office in Elizabeth, N.J., will be open to the public beginning December 1, 2021. The office is located on the corner of 171 Elmora Avenue Suite 1 Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202.