NJ Updates: Get Up to $15,000 Towards Your First Time Home Purchase

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September 22nd, 2023

State of New Jersey

NJ Updates: Events, Deadlines, Programs, Guidance, and More

Want to know about current topics in New Jersey? The State of New Jersey Update features information, news, resources, guidance, and more. Additional featured news is also available at NJ.gov.

Free Mental Health and Wellness Support For New Jersey College Students


Virtual mental health and wellness support, including teletherapy, will be available at no cost to students at 44 of New Jersey's colleges and universities this fall. Through a partnership between the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and Uwill, students will have access to licensed practitioners and wellness tools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Students may contact their campus for assistance directly or find services via the list of participating schools.

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Input Wanted: Help Plan for Parks and Open Space


Through Outside, Together!, the Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has been working with New Jerseyans to update the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The plan will guide future efforts to expand open space and outdoor recreation opportunities statewide. The draft version of the new SCORP is available for public review and comment.

Your comments will help inform the final version of the SCORP and will be accepted through October 18th, 2023. 

Download the SCORP

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Get Up to $15,000 Towards Your First-Time Home Purchase

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First-time homebuyers can qualify for up to $15,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance when purchasing a home in New Jersey through the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA). The DPA is an interest-free, five-year forgivable second loan with no monthly payment.

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Fall is in the Air… So Are Respiratory Viruses

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As we head into cold and flu season, New Jerseyans are encouraged to take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Basic strategies to prevent the spread of viruses include staying up to date on your vaccinations, washing your hands often, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying home if you're feeling or are sick.

Check with your health care provider to learn how best to protect yourself and your family from the flu, COVID-19 and RSV, especially if you have a weakened immune system.

Find locations offering COVID-19 vaccines on vaccines.gov. Visit NJ.gov/health/vaccines for more information.

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