Jersey City Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Jersey City, New Jersey.

Waiting List
Closed: Jersey City, New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Lafayette Village Apartments, LIHTC/HOPE VI Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 2-Bedroom, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Mill Creek Gardens Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Pennrose l, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, NED Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Dwight Street Homes, Homeownership Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Marion Gardens, 5 and 6-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Curries Woods, 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Booker T. Washington, 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Curries Woods - 3 New Heckman, 2 and 3-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Berry Gardens, Studio, 1 and 2-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Thomas J. Stewart, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Grandview, Studio Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: St.Bridgets, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Catherine Todd, 1 and 2-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Ocean Towers and Unico Tower RAD, Studio and 1-Bedroom Other Senior Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: 8-11 Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice:  Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: NEDP Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Jersey City, New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 15, 2017, until May 19, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live and/or work in Jersey City, victims of domestic violence, veteran.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the JCHA website.

Closed: Lafayette Village Apartments, LIHTC/HOPE VI Other Project Based Waiting List

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) waiting list for LIHTC/HOPE VI apartments at Lafayette Village Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 29, 2018, until September 30, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the Lafayette Village Apartments.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the Lafayette Village Apartments Office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Victims of a Federally Declared Disaster, Jersey City Resident, Working Families, Victim of Domestic Violence, and Veterans.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA Community Information page, or the JCHA website.

Closed: 2-Bedroom, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Mill Creek Gardens Other Project Based Waiting List

Open Until Further Notice: Pennrose l, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, NED Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Non-Elderly Disabled Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at Pennrose I from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Dwight Street Homes, Homeownership Public Housing Waiting List

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) waiting list for Homeownership Public Housing apartments at Dwight Street Homes is currently open, since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: According to the JCHA, applicants are eligible if they:

  • "Are interested in buying a 2-family home
  • Have 3, 4 or 5 persons in your household
  • Have good credit or credit that can be repaired within 6 months
  • Have income between 60% - 80% of median income as follows:3 persons: $43,440- $57,9204 persons: $48,240- $64,3205 persons: $52,140- $69,520"

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online. Select the "Download" button under "Dwight Street Homeownership Program Application (pdf)."
  2. Pick up an application at the JCHA Central office, located at 400 U.S. Highway #1, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (Marion Gardens).
  3. Pick up an application at the Berry Gardens Management offices, located at 199 Ocean Avenue and 92 Danforth Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be returned to the Jersey City Housing Authority’s Applicant Selection Department, 400 U.S. Highway #1 Jersey City, NJ 07306.

For more information, visit the JCHA Applicants page, or the JCHA website.

Open Until Further Notice: Marion Gardens, 5 and 6-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 5 and 6-Bedroom apartments at Marion Gardens from July 12, 2021 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Curries Woods, 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 4-Bedroom apartments at Curries Woods from July 12, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Booker T. Washington, 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 4-Bedroom apartments at Booker T. Washington from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Curries Woods - 3 New Heckman, 2 and 3-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Public Housing waiting list applications for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Curries Woods - 3 New Heckman from July 18, 2022 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Berry Gardens, Studio, 1 and 2-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Public Housing waiting list applications for Studio, 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Berry Gardens from July 12, 2021 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Thomas J. Stewart, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Public Housing waiting list applications for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Thomas J. Stewarts from July 18, 2022 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on May 30, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Grandview, Studio Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for Studio apartments at Grandview from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: St.Bridgets, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at St. Bridgets from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Catherine Todd, 1 and 2-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Catherine Todd from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Ocean Towers and Unico Tower RAD, Studio and 1-Bedroom Other Senior Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Senior RAD waiting list applications for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Ocean Towers and Unico Tower from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: 8-11 Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting 8-11 Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: The 8-11 Mainstream Vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Non-Elderly persons with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 2, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice:  Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Disabled family residing in an inaccessible unit
  • Elderly/Disabled Family
  • Disabled family

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: NEDP Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher rental housing assistance in Jersey City, New Jersey .

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is accepting Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher waiting list applications from June 1, 2023 at 12:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Non Elderly persons with disability, must be at least 18 years of age and less than 62 years of age.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA application page on June 1, 2023.

About The Agency

Jersey City Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 6,925 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

400 U.S. 1, Jersey City, NJ

Visit Website(201) 706-4600

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Jersey City Housing Authority?

Jersey City Housing Authority serves 6,461 low-income households. The agency manages 4,939 Housing Choice Vouchers and 2,115 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Jersey City Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 74 percent of households served by Jersey City Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 92 percent of Jersey City Housing Authority households.

How many Jersey City Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 2,261 households and make up 35 percent of households served by Jersey City Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Jersey City Housing Authority?

There are 4910 female-headed renter households living in Jersey City Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 76% of those served by the Jersey City Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Jersey City Housing Authority renters?

Black 3,424
Asian-Pacific Islander 129
White 775
Hispanic 2,132

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Jersey City Housing Authority?

There are 2584 households headed by seniors served by the Jersey City Housing Authority. Senior households are 40% of households in Jersey City Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Jersey City Housing Authority housing?

There are 1550 persons with disabilities living in Jersey City Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 24% of households served by the Jersey City Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Jersey City Housing Authority?

The Jersey City Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Jersey City Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Jersey City Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on May 15, 2017 and closed on May 19, 2017.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Jersey City Housing Authority

Mill Creek Gardens

214 Cornelison Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

bed 1-4
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accessibility Accessible

The Willows at Gloria Robinson

348 Duncan Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Ocean Pointe Elderly

460 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Senior Living Center at Lafayette 654

463 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Glenview I- stopped on 7/9

451 Halladay St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Gloria Robinson Court Homes

322 Duncan Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Barbara Place Terrace

340 Van Horne St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

payment Subsidized

Woodward Terrace

61 James Pop Curry Dr, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Lafayette II

603 Grand St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Holland Gardens

235 16th St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Dwight Street Homes

136 Stegman St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Hudson Gardens

27 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Marion Gardens

57 Dales Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

payment Subsidized

Thomas Stewart Apartments

88 Erie St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Berry Gardens

199 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

bed Studio-2
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Curries Woods

3 New Heckman Dr, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Booker T Washington Apartments

90 Fremont St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Pacific Court

148 Bramhall Avenue , Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

bed 1-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible