COVID-19 Update for Housing Assistance
In order to comply with the recommendations of the Governor to ensure all individuals stay safe and contain the virus by following the guideline of limiting gatherings of 50 or more people, BCAP has decided to CLOSE their offices TO THE PUBLIC for walk-ins and on-site services.
This is effective as of Monday November 30, 2020 and will be in effect until further notice and guidance.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II
On Monday, March 22nd at 9:00 am EST, NJ DCA will be launching the second phase of our Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II. This program will be accepting pre-applications for assistance for rental arrears and temporary assistance for future rent to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist in the administration of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II and to communicate with applicants and landlords.
Pre-applications will be accepted beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, March 22, 2021 at https://njdca.onlinepha.com, and assistance is available at 609-490-4550.
- As of 3/16/2020 all Sheriff’s sales have been postponed
- Scheduled Evictions are currently postponed until further notice
- Burlington County’s Housing Hub is closed to the public however residents may still contact the Hub for resources via phone 609-265-5185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during their business hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- NJ211 continues to be a resource outside of regular office business hours
- Call NJ211
- Text 898-211
- Email: email@example.com
Clients and prospective clients that have an impairment, disability, language barrier, etc., please advise us if accommodation is needed.
Are you homeless?
Are you at risk of losing your housing?
Are you looking to own your first home?
Read on to see how BCAP can help you with your housing needs…
Below are the housing programs we currently offer.
Click a program to expand and learn more.
Permanent Housing with Supportive Services
The BCAP Permanent Rental Housing Program includes five housing units for former recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits and two single-family homes for homeless veteran families with children and working poor families with children. A Case Manager provides support services to the residents to help them achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency.
Homelessness Prevention Program
BCAP provides financial assistance to residents who are behind in their rent, facing eviction, or are homeless and in need of rental assistance to secure permanent housing.
Housing Counseling Services
BCAP is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide comprehensive housing counseling to low and moderate income individuals and families through the Housing Counseling Program. The services include: rental housing counseling; homelessness prevention; mortgage delinquency and default counseling; budget counseling; fair housing counseling; pre-purchase counseling; and homebuyer education for first-time homebuyers.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
BCAP provides financial assistance and stabilization services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. Participants receiving rental assistance will be required to pay 30% of their gross monthly household income towards their rent and tenant paid utilities while they are receiving a subsidy. All participants will be required to receive case management and financial management services while they are in the program. Services will be provided based on funding availability.
Qualified participants will receive the following services:
- Rental assistance.
- Case management.
- Assistance with locating affordable housing.
- Money management and credit repair counseling.
- Referral to other community resources.
Participants must meet the eligibility guidelines and provide the required documentation:
- Gross household income must total 30% or less of Area Median Income (AMI) (must provide income documentation).
- Must be a New Jersey resident (must provide personal ID, Driver’s License or State ID).
- Must be legally in the United States (must provide proof of legal U.S. residency).
- Must be currently homeless (must provide homeless documentation) or at risk of becoming homeless (must have a Summons or a Warrant of Removal).
- Must lack sufficient financial resources and support networks to identify immediate housing or remain in existing housing.
To apply for any of the above programs, contact the BCAP Housing Department at:
Dickens Community Service Center
One Van Sciver Parkway
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Office is wheelchair accessible.
Phone: (609) 835-4329, Option 2
Senior Apartments with Supportive Services
BCAP provides safe, affordable housing to senior citizens. All of the residents have access to supportive services provided by a dedicated Case Manager to help the residents maintain self-sufficiency and live independently.
- Burlington Township
Phone: (609) 386-0300