NAR: Rental Agreement Assistance


NAR recently joined 12 commercial entities and nonprofit industry trade groups in urging Congress to take meaningful action during the stimulus 4/5 deliberations to protect the housing of millions of American families impacted by the COVID-19.


The coalition is also placing a print ad in Politico. With relief provided by the CARES Act  successful in helping Americans meet their housing needs,  the groups are strongly urging Congress to support similar policies in the next COVID-19 bill to ensure people can remain in their homes, while preventing fundamental damage to the rental housing industry. The letter to congress requests commons sense eviction moratorium procedures and reasonable rental assistance. You can view the letter here.


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program

New Jersey Department of Labor Employment Certification Questions and Interpretations



Check out this week’s Realtor Resiliency Report This communication from the National Association of Realtors® to all members describes the many ways NAR is working to guide and support Realtors and the real estate industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, you’ll find up-to-date, relevant information on how to ensure your health and safety, the virus’ impact on the economy and your business, its impact on NAR activities, and what NAR is doing to help. View the report.


Local Resources


Lists by County of Municipal Websites

Hunterdon County

Mercer County

Somerset County

Branchburg Township  Thanks to Joseph V. Olivo, Fire Marshall from the Township of Branchburg, for providing CORE the following documents to share with our members:

Ewing Township  Ewing Township has adopted, with the support of the Mayor, a self-certification option for Property Transfer Certification (commonly referred to as CO).  To view a list of the Ewing’s Fire Prevention page, click here.

Plainsboro Township  Plainsboro currently has a waiver in place since most in-person inspections are being put on hold. Access the form below. Questions? Contact Plainsboro Inspector Brian Miller or 609-799-0909 Ext 2545.


Tools in zipForm® Plus to Help you Work Remotely:
  •  zipConsult®PDF (Meet online and close the deal – the web conferencing solution)
  • DocInbox – User Guide (Click on the DocInox tab in app to begin)
  • zipLogix April Release Notes – PDF (Available in app via the bulletin (megaphone) icon)


Other Resources

  • Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act from the US Department of Labor ( View PDF )
  • COVID19 Scenarios & Benefits Available from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development ( View PDF )
  • FAQs NJ Realtors has released new guidance to its membership to address the numerous concerns raised recently. Click here to view the latest FAQs.


Legislation Passed in Response to COVID-19


Remote Operations Spring 2020 CORE has moved to remote work operations for all staff effective Thursday, March 19, for the foreseeable future. To view a list of CORE’S administrative and program staff that will be reachable via email, click here.


How to find a NRDS number Not sure about your Realtor member number? Click here to find your NRDS ID online