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Posted on: January 17, 2023

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Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)

This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and met the income limits.

Who is eligible for the ANCHOR program?

ANCHOR eligibility is as follows: 

  • Homeowners with income of $150,000 or less will receive $1,500.
  • Homeowners with income of more than $150,000 and up to $250,000 will receive $1,000.
  • Renters with income of $150,000 or less will receive $450.

How do I apply?


Homeowners need an ANCHOR ID and PIN to apply online or by phone. If you did not receive a mailer or email with an ID and PIN, but filed a Homestead Benefit application last year, access the online ID and PIN inquiry system to retrieve your ID and PIN. Certain homeowners must file a paper application for reasons listed here.

Apply Online

Apply by phone: 1-877-658-2972

If you must file a paper application, you can print Form ANCHOR-H and mail it along with any necessary supporting documents.


All eligible tenants can and should apply online (no phone option is available). However, tenants can complete a paper application. 

Tenants do not have an ID and PIN. 

Apply Online

Click here for more information

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