Phillipsburg DCD

120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ

There are no open waiting lists offered by Phillipsburg DCD. Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the New Jersey Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

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

The Phillipsburg DCD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 28, 2020, until December 30, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $34,450 | 5 Persons $53,100
  • 2 Persons $39,350 | 6 Persons $57,050
  • 3 Persons $44,250 | 7 Persons $60,950
  • 4 Persons $49,150

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Town of Phillipsburg residents

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Phillipsburg DCD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Phillipsburg DCD on December 16, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 12/30/2020.

About Phillipsburg DCD

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

About the Phillipsburg DCD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Phillipsburg DCD manages 214 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 212 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $822 $704
Monthly Cost $174,230 $1,407
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.