Phillipsburg DCD

675 Corliss Avenue
Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey 8865

Phillipsburg DCD is a Public Housing Agency in Phillipsburg, New Jersey that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Phillipsburg DCD serves Phillipsburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Phillipsburg DCD Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Phillipsburg DCD Waiting Lists

Closed: Phillipsburg DCD Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Phillipsburg Department of Community Development opened the Section 8 Waiting List for one day only for the first time since August of 2011. 


Applications were accepted in person only on Thursday, December 11th from 8:30am until 4:30pm or until the the DCD met their quota of 150 applications.


Local News reports indicate that applicants began lining up as early as 10:00pm the night before the opening. Police Officers began issuing numbers at 6:00am.


As of the closing on the list, none of the vouchers issued to the Phillipsburg Department of Community Development were available.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Phillipsburg DCD

Representatives of Phillipsburg DCD may be available by phone at (908) 454-5500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/21/2019, it is not known if Phillipsburg DCD is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Phillipsburg DCD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Phillipsburg DCD manages 203 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 202 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $739 $830
Monthly Cost $149,308 $830

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Phillipsburg DCD

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $17,199 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

34% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Phillipsburg DCD Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 37% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Phillipsburg DCD voucher holders in 2016 was $399 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $893. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.