The Union County Board of County Commissioners is launching a new grant program to provide financial relief for Union County residents unable to meet their rental obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible tenants can receive up to 12 months of assistance for unpaid back rent and utility bills.
The funds will be awarded to landlords and utility providers on behalf of tenants who are eligible for the grant.
Testing is available to all Union County residents who wish to be tested, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It is free of charge, regardless of whether you have insurance or not. It is also available to all first responders and frontline health workers who are asymptomatic and that work in Union County, regardless of their residence. Testing is also available to first responders and frontline health workers who live and work outside the County, but reside in New Jersey.
Due to the COVID-19 statewide public health emergency, the County of Union is open for essential business only
Anyone wishing to visit Union County government buildings on non-essential matters will not be allowed access to public buildings, and we encourage our residents to use our website for any non-emergent, non-essential service they may require. Visitors for essential Social Services such as Food Stamps (SNAP), and emergency assistance will be allowed entry to Social Services Buildings at 342 Westminster Ave in Elizabeth and 200 West 2nd St in Plainfield.