Advancing local communities
Due to COVID-19 concerns, no applications or supporting documents will be accepted in person. To quicken the submission and review of your application, it is highly suggested that you use the application portal available on this website. You can find the registration links below.
If for some reason you cannot use the application portal, the applications and supporting documents may be mailed to:
The Atlantic County Improvement Authority
C/O Community Development Office
1333 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 700
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Submitting the application and supporting documentation by mail will cause a delay in the processing of your application. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the submission of a full and complete application and all necessary supporting documents.
The Cape May County CDBG-CV Short Term Emergency Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program will provide temporary mortgage or rental assistance, for up to six months, to low- and moderate income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a grant for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental or mortgage assistance. The assistance, per month for rental assistance will be capped at DCA's fair market rent standard or the total of the rent or mortgage payment, whichever is lesser. The maximum amount of assistance available per rental household is $4,500 throughout a period of six months. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable program income and eligibility requirements.
The program will be administered by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority under the direction of the Executive Director, John Lamey.
Current annualized household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Cape May County for the size of the applicant household.
Prohibition on Duplication of Benefits:
Applicants must disclose other local, state and federal rental/mortgage assistance received. These benefits will be taken into consideration when determining the amount that will be provided to the applicant for rental or mortgage assistance.
Evidence of Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19:
Applicants will be required to document financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Rental and Mortgage Assistance Available:
These funds are intended to be emergency assistance.