NJHMFA Lender Bulletin
Important Program Updates for Participating Lenders
June 22 , 2020
Developer Bulletin 2020-7:
The Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule
Filing for 2019 Now Due
Audience: Owners of Rental Developments of 25+ units
Effective Date: IMMEDIATELY
Due to the current health concerns related to COVID-19, the vast majority of NJHMFA staff will be working remotely until further notice. Please contact Agency staff via their work email address. NJHMFA encourages all of our business partners and constituents to submit any and all documentation in an electronic format whenever possible as staff will continue to check email and review information submitted electronically.  
Attention Partners:

—Deadline Extended to August 15, 2020 for First-Time Filers Only —
For nearly 50 years, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) has required the owners of every apartment development with 25 or more units to report annually on the demographic composition of rental applicants and leaseholders in an effort to better enforce the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)’s prohibition on race and national origin-based discrimination in housing. This Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule (MDRR) information must be electronically filed on  DCR’s website  by January 30th of each year, reflecting data from the preceding calendar year.

If you are the owner of an apartment complex with 25 units or more (or represent such an owner) and you have not yet satisfied your MDRR obligations for the 2019 reporting cycle, please do so now.  First-time filers must register their properties with DCR by emailing a completed  Change of Status Form to dcrmdrr@njcivilrights.gov  prior to submitting their MDRR report for 2019. If a property has changed ownership since the last reporting cycle, the new owner must also complete this Change of Status form before filing for 2019. 

Owners who fail to timely submit an MDRR report may be assessed a penalty by DCR. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCR will accept completed MDRR reports for first-time filers through August 15, 2020, after which late penalties may be assessed.

Please note:   DCR has a  landing page  on its website that links to the  online filing form  and other useful material on the MDRR requirements. These resources include an  FAQ  and a  worksheet  to facilitate reporting. The text of the MDRR can be found  here . Information on the LAD’s housing provisions can be found  here .
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