JERSEY CITY (PIX11) — If you rent or own your home in New Jersey, you’re most likely eligible for a tax rebate that averages more than $900.

Still, not everybody knows about the state tax rebate program, and fewer than 25% of eligible renters in the Garden State have yet to sign up. Noting those statistics, as well as some problems with the signup system, New Jersey residents on Tuesday were given even more time to apply for the money. 

It’s called the ANCHOR program, a clunky acronym that stands for Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters. What’s not clunky is the amount of money in property tax refunds that have been designated for residents who can show that they lived in their home on Oct. 1, 2019. 

Jersey City resident Julianna Baylon-Kwon said that she’d heard about the ANCHOR program, but didn’t know where to get one vital question answered. 

“How do I apply for the tax rebate?” she asked. 

New Jersey renters and homeowners can apply on the ANCHOR portal on the state’s Department of Treasury website.

The state is encouraging more people — in particular the 900,000 renters who are eligible — to apply. So far, according to the state Treasury Department, only about 211,000 renters (about 23%) have signed up. 

Among homeowners in New Jersey, about 1.2 million are eligible. More than 1 million of them, or more than 83%, have applied.

Jersey City resident Courtney, who only gave her first name, said she’d seen information about the program, but hadn’t taken action. 

“I saw an ad on Facebook,” she said. 

The state has spent $2 million on ads, mostly on social media, to get more people to sign up and let them know if they qualify.

Here are the qualifications: 

A renter making $150,000 a year or less will get $450 sent to them in the spring of this year in a check or direct deposit. Any homeowner who applies and makes $150,000 or less in salary will get a $1,500 rebate. Homeowners making more than $150,000 but less than $250,000 will get a $1,000 rebate payment. 

The online application can send some residents to the department’s phone system for further information and assistance. There have been some complaints about the accessibility of the phone system. 

It may be part of the reason why the deadline to apply has been pushed back again. It had been set for the end of December but was then pushed back to the end of January. However, on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy made an announcement in his State of the State address about people eligible to sign up for the ANCHOR program. 

“I am proud to give them an extra month to do so,” the governor said. “Apply for your relief by Feb. 28.”