Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Available

Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers are available for senior citizens 60 and older.

Income eligibility:

1 person household – gross annual income up to $23,606

2 person household  – gross annual income up to $31,894

Call 732-920-8686 to request vouchers.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance 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 maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance. The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. 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 CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. All participants will be selected through an online lottery process.

Anyone selected for the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a gross, annual household income that is at or below the maximum income limits for the county where they are be residing
  • Be a New Jersey resident and rent a unit in New Jersey
  • Rent must be current as of March 2020; this program will not assist with arrears
  • Have a substantial reduction in income or are currently receiving unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a lack of assets and savings to pay rent
  • Will pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income towards the rent

CVERAP Pre-applications will only be accepted ONLINE.  The open enrollment period is

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

PROCESS:

CVERAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Paper CVERAP pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted.  Submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the Program. Only one CVERAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate CVERAP pre-applications will be rejected. 

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION REQUIRED:

Names, birthdates, income and assets information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is also required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application process will allow you to create one.  If you are not proficient in English, the CVERAP pre-application is available in 90 languages; this information can be found starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m.at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809, at the top right of the pre-application. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, and persons who have limited English proficiency on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s) or those households without internet access. Please call DCA’s Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8, to request an accommodation.

LOTTERY PROCESS:

A computerized selection (lottery) process will be used to select eligible applicants. Every application submitted during the open enrollment period has the same chance of being selected during the lottery.

Please be advised that the submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the program, or a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program temporary subsidy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Status information will be available at: https://www.WaitlistCheck.com. by  July 21, 2020. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for the program.  If you were selected to the program your status will be Active; if you were not selected it will be Inactive.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions at: www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/FAQs_CVERAP.pdf if you have any further questions.

Continue to check DCA’s website to see when new waiting lists will be opened in the future.

Income Tax Preparation Assistance Available

FREE TAX PREPARATION for lower income persons  is available at FulFill- Peoples Pantry  at 1769 Hooper Ave , Toms River  NJ.  Call 908-770-8498 first to see if you qualify and to schedule assistance.

Township Retains Firm to Develop Flood Mitigation Concepts

Brick Township has retained ACT Engineers, Inc. to develop flood mitigation concepts for consideration by the Township. ACT is currently reviewing and enhancing the high definition aerial topographic mapping in low lying areas of the Township and the collection of flooding information from residents to support flood mitigation strategies the Township may undertake. Information from local residents will be obtained at neighborhood meetings which will be scheduled at the end of May. Should COVID-related gathering restrictions continue to be in effect, those meetings will be scheduled via the Township’s Zoom account. The Township has provided ACT with existing stormwater infrastructure mapping which will be combined with aerial data from the USGS to establish current baseline mapping for the affected flood prone areas. Representatives from ACT Engineers have been on site collecting data and documenting flood conditions, as well as inspecting catch basis.

ZOOM Township of Brick 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan-2020 Action Plan Pre-development Hearing Notice

ZOOM Township of Brick 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan-2020 Action Plan Pre-development Hearing Notice

Legal Notice

PUBLIC HEARING

DRAFT 2020-2025 CONSOLIDATED PLAN/2020 ACTION PLAN

 

TOWNSHIP OF BRICK

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

 

The Township of Brick has drafted a 2020-2025 CONSOLIDATED PLAN/FY 2020 ACTION PLAN for the Community Development Block Grant Program.  A public hearing will be held in accordance with the Township’s adopted Citizen Participation Plan, which provides for and encourages citizen participation during the program’s planning process. The Township is holding a public hearing to solicit public comments on the 2020-2025 CONSOLIDATED PLAN/FY 2020 ACTION PLAN. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain citizen’s views and questions to address housing and community development needs for the proposed activities for the planning period.

The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 6:00 pm via a ZOOM meeting held from 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723. For more information, please see the Township’s Community Development Block Grant Program web page http://www.bricktownship.net/index.php/community-development-block-grant-cdbg-program/ or contact Tara B. Paxton at 732-262-1030 x 1327 or at tpaxton@bricktownship.net.

 

The meeting will be held via ZOOM and can be reached by this link:
https://zoom.us/j/96047895192?pwd=cStvc3NDZEIybG01WFVZZlE2ZnR2QT09

Meeting ID: 960 4789 5192
Password: 026901

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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aba3jrsIpL

The ZOOM meeting can also be accessed by visiting www.bricktownship.net and clicking on the cooresponding calendar link named “Upcoming Events” on the right side of the main page.