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City of Asbury Park Announces Partnership with Community Affairs Resource Center Community Development Program Will Provide Rental Assistance to Asbury Park Residents
2/11/21, Asbury Park, NJ – The Asbury Park City Council is pleased to announce a new partnership between the City’s Community Development Department and Community Affairs Resource Center to provide rental assistance to Asbury Park residents. Funding for the program is provided by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Rental assistance will be administered through the Community Affairs Resource Center’s (CARC) current Homelessness Prevention program. Renters will work with CARC staff to review eligibility and submit an application.
“To date, the City of Asbury Park has received $535,800 in CARES funding for the Community Development Block Grant program to protect the health and welfare of our residents,” said Mayor John Moor, “We’ve been able to put the funds to use for safety projects such as purchasing PPE for the community and essential personnel, as well as acquiring sanitizing equipment for our parks and playgrounds. Supporting Community Affairs Resource Center’s Homelessness Prevention program is another step in putting these much-needed funds to work for the entire community.”“We are proud to be able to provide rental assistance to the Asbury Park community,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “This new partnership with Community Affairs Resource Center will help ease the financial burden brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic for our residents who can’t make rent payments and help them towards the goal of becoming housing stable.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the City of Asbury Park for its assistance in our efforts to help prevent homelessness in Asbury Park,” said Community Affairs Resource Center Director Beatriz Oesterheld, “Our dedicated team at Community Affairs Resource Center will make the application process as easy as possible for Asbury Park renters. We know how hard the Covid-19 pandemic has been on our community and we are here to help.”
For information on requirements and other program qualifications, call Community Affairs Resource Center at 732-774-3282 or visit www.carcnj.org.