NEW JERSEY – Hear a knock at your door? It may be the ANCHOR Outreach Team, offering to help you file your application for property tax relief and answer questions about this season’s Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters benefit.
The ANCHOR Outreach Team, comprised of about 300 canvassing professionals daily, began knocking on doors on Tuesday in an effort to expand in-person ANCHOR services to New Jersey residents. Team members will be able to confirm eligibility for the ANCHOR property tax relief program for qualifying homeowners and renters, assist in filing applications, check benefit statuses, and answer commonly asked questions.
“We are excited to have boots on the ground across New Jersey to help spread the word about the ANCHOR program,” said State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. “About two million homeowners and renters may qualify for property tax relief, and we want to make sure every eligible resident applies for and receives their benefit.”
The ANCHOR Outreach Team is scheduled to canvass communities through Dec. 24 just days before this season’s filing deadline of Dec. 29. The team will knock on doors six days a week, Monday through Saturday, between 1pm and 7pm. Canvassers will also attend in-person community events in the coming months. The team will wear dark blue vests with yellow lettering identifying them as members of the ANCHOR Outreach Team, as well as yellow ID badges.
If a homeowner or renter cannot be reached at the time of canvassing, the team will leave officially authorized door hangers with ANCHOR information.
ANCHOR eligibility requirements, online application tools, and more information is available 24/7 at anchor.nj.gov.