February 5, 2019

NJ DCA Housing Choice Voucher waiting list now open

The Division of Housing and Community Resources is now accepting pre-applications for New Jersey's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Accepted applicants will be added to a placement lottery, which will place selected applicants on the statewide voucher program's waiting list.

The Housing Choice Voucher program is one of the Department of Community Affair's core services, helping to make housing affordable for New Jersey families. This program helps New Jersey residents who are most in need to find and move into permanent, stable housing.

Pre-applications can be submitted between February 4th and February 8th, and must be submitted between 9:00am and 5:00pm. You must submit pre-applications during this 5-day period online at waitlistcheck.com/NJ559.*

Applicants will need to provide:

1. their full legal names;
2. their social security numbers;
3. the annual income of each member of their household; and
4. the date of birth of each member of their household.

Applicants from Hudson County cannot exceed the following limits:

1 person: $32,950
2 people: $37.650
3 people: $42,350
4 people: $47,050
5 people: $50,850
6 people: $54,600
7 people: $58,350
8 people: $62,150

Additional income limits are specified in the link provided above.

If you have any questions regarding the voucher program or the selection process, you can visit the Department of Community Affairs' FAQ or contact the DCA's office by dialing 2-1-1.