The Live Local Program provides one-year incentives for eligible participants to rent or renovate homes in the Program Incentive Area. New and existing renters that are eligible for the program can receive up to a $4,000 allowance towards the cost of their housing, and eligible homeowners can receive up to $7,000 for approved exterior improvements. Interested first-time renters must be willing to sign a new lease within the program area. Interested renewing renters must have an existing one-year (or longer) lease, with at least seven months remaining on it.

Newark Live Local Program incentives are limited and based on the availability of funds. Applications take 45 days to process on average. Only completed applications that include the provided Live Local Employment Verification Form, will be considered.

Note to Live Local Awardees: Due to limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, physical Live Local checks are not being issued. In the interim, Live Local awards are being disbursed via an electronic funds transfer. To initiate the transfer, awardees will receive an email from our electronic payment provider – GUSTO— in which you will be prompted to enter your banking information. Please contact the Newark Alliance Finance Director, Peter Tyndale, with any questions regarding your Live Local award disbursement.

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