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Last update: Wednesday    7/15/2020  at 9:10 am


New Notices and Services

Enrollment ends Friday, July 17, 2020, at 5:00 pm

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The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) is helping qualified applicants to get temporary
rental assistance available to low- and moderate-income households that have had a financial impact due to the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you interested in assisting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts? Register below
and be notified when opportunities become available.

COVID TESTING: Riverside testing facility now open to all Hoboken residents and frontline workers with and without symptoms. (posted 4/30)


“COVID19 Information Hub”  Details here  (Constantly updated)

Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment


Gov. Murphy announced relief to individuals with student loan payments. (Posted 4/21)


NJ Classes being Provided for Grades 3-6 on NJTV and then archived

COVID19 and Student Loan Relief

For Businesses

Small Business Owner Resources and Information

Information on Grants and Loans available to Small Business Owners facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Federal Small Business Administration, Application for Disaster Loan:

Federal Small Business Administration, Loan Guidance:

State of NJ: Coronavirus Information for NJ Businesses

State of NJ: Information for NJ Businesses on the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:

State of NJ: Economic Development Authority Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19:
More information about the State’s programs can be found at:


Information on the Stimulus Bill:

For Individuals

If you need information on obtaining Health Insurance, please read this pdf:
COVID-19 Testing Sites, information:
Emergency Child care assistance program for essential workers:  (Posted 4/2/2020)


Unemployment Benefits



How to Apply online:
Schedule for claiming/certifying NJ Unemployment Benefits:

Important information for claiming weekly benefits


Guides outlining COVID-19–related benefits for NJ employees



Resources for Job Seekers

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal:

Hoboken Residents have access to Job Now.  Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.  You will need to enter your library card to sign in to the service. Hoboken Residents without a card can contact us at to find out more about getting a card online.  In addition to resume templates and other skill building resources, live online job coaching is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST.  Please email for assistance with using JobNow.
Job & Career Accelerator
New Jersey State Residents have access to the Job & Career AcceleratorCreate resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. This resource is provided to New Jersey’s libraries by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Tips for Interviewing Online:

Click here for a Guide to Writing Powerful Cover Letters

Click here for a Guide to Crafting Successful Resumes

Local Job Ads

Hudson County Schools of Technology
One High Tech Way – Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Tel (201) 662-6700
HCST Board of Education is accepting applications for the listed Instructional positions for County
Prep High School for the 2020 – 2021 SY.
County Prep High School
2020/2021 School Year
Dual Certified Special Education – Math Teacher
Dual Certified Special Education – Science Teacher
Teacher of English – Dual Certified/Special Education, preferred
Dual Certified/ Special Education – Teacher of Biological Sciences
Temporary Maternity Leave Replacement (September 9, 2020 – February 12, 2021)
Application Procedures:
1) Send email of resume/letter/application to: Colleen Smith, Director of Personnel,
Please include your home mailing address, email and phone number.
Posting Date: August 5, 2020
Closing Date: August 12, 2020
“It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology not to discriminate in its programs, activities, employment
practices or admission policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, af ectional and sexual orientation, disability or
social or economic status.” Inquiries regarding af irmative action, discrimination (including Title IX requirements), sexual harassment or equity should be
directed to:
Alicia Abraham, AAO/Section 504 Of icer/Title IX Coordinator
Hudson County Schools of Technology
Tel (201) 662-6724


For Everyone

From the Hoboken Business Alliance:

Mortgage and Rent Relief, and Tenant Information

Eviction Moratorium (Update posted 4/27):
Mortgage Relief:

Property Tax Relief (posted 4/30)

Tenant Information/Rent Relief (released 4/24): 


Energy Assistance info from the State of NJ


Financial Assistance, from the NJ Dept. of  Human Services




Payments on Credit Cards, Student Loans, and Auto Loans

Student Loan Payments

The government has already waived two months of student loan payments for any federal student loan borrowers; in addition, the bill is slated to suspend payment for student loans held by the federal government until September 30th.


Credit Card Payments 

In this time of need, many credit card issuers are moving quickly to assist their customers by providing them with information and resources that may alleviate some of their financial burden. Please go to your financial institutions’ websites for information.

Auto Loan Payments

Many lenders are offering auto loan relief programs to help their customers alleviate some of their financial burden.

Automobile Insurance:  Several companies in NJ have reduced premiums. We suggest you contact your carrier to see what adjustments have been made.

Retirement Funding

  • Required Minimum Distribution rules for qualified plans and individual retirement accounts are suspended for 2020 to preserve asset value.
  • Coronavirus-related distributions of up to $100,000 can be made with the related income tax payable over a three-year period. Additionally, the amount can be recontributed back to plan over a three-year period without affecting that year’s contribution limits
  • The limits on the amount of loans that can be taken from a qualified plan for Coronavirus-related purposes is increased to the lesser of $100,000 or 100% of the individual’s accrued benefit.


Income Taxes:

Filing Deadlines extended to July 15 for Federal and New Jersey

Use your smart phone to file from home for free this tax season with IRS Free File. To learn more about the #FreeFile program and to see if you qualify, visit




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News and Reference Articles

Coronavirus 24-Hour Public Hotline:  1-800-222-1222

From The Authors’ Guild: COVID-19: Details on Economic Relief for Authors

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