This 2023, there are only two weeks left before deadline for New Jersey homeowners to apply for a program that will give them up to $1,500 by May.
The Homeowners And Renters Program
On Janaary 31, the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters program is open for applications from New Jersey homeowners and renters. This initiative provides worth $1,500 to homeowners if their annual income is $150,000 or less and $1,000 if their annual income is over $150,000, according to the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
For renters they can apply for this program, though they will only receive a lesser payment of $450 if they make $150,000 or less annually.
Here’s How To Qualify
To qualify for this program, homeowners applicant needs an Anchor ID and PIN to apply online or by phone. If you applied for Homestead Benefit program application last year but didn’t receive a mailer or email with an ID and PIN, you you can access the online ID and PIN inquiry system to obtain the ID and PIN. Homeowners must file a paper application for reasons listed here or you can also apply over the phone by calling 877-658-2972.
However, for renters, the Division of Taxation recommends that renters should apply online. Mainly because there is no phone option for renters to use to apply for this program, and they are not given an ID or PIN. Renter applicants can obtain and print an application forms from the internet and mail it together with other documents required.
Lastly, state homeowners and renters who apply for this program will have their payments issued to them no later than May. Payments will not be given to recipients in the chronological order they were received.
Additional information regarding this program can be found on the Division of Taxation’s website.