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NJ Eviction and Homelessness Prevention Certification Form

The COVID-19 Eviction Protection Tool helps prevent low-income New Jerseyans from being evicted if they suffered economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online self-certification tool helps users understand the protections they are eligible for and submit the necessary forms.


In preparation for the end of the State’s eviction moratorium, New Jersey introduced protections for low-income renters who struggled during the pandemic. Those who qualify can submit a self-certification form to their landlords, and for those with pending legal actions against them can submit the form to NJ Courts.

Innovation In Action

To ensure residents in need could stay in their homes, OOI created an easy-to-use online form that makes the process as seamless as possible. The interactive tool guides users through the process with a series of questions, automatically generates their self-certification form, and with back-end data sharing, users only need to fill out their information once and can share it with all relevant agencies.

Impact + Metrics

  • In 2022, over 70,000 residents used the Eviction Protection Tool.


  • The tool remains active and continues to be updated as needed.

Key Partners

  • NJ State Department of Community Affairs
  • NJ Courts

Last updated on 10/26/23

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