Phillipsburg DCD

120 Filmore Street
Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey 8865

Phillipsburg DCD is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Phillipsburg DCD serves Phillipsburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Phillipsburg, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Phillipsburg DCD Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Phillipsburg DCD Website: http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/our-town/departments/section-8/.

Phillipsburg DCD Phone: (908) 454-5500.

Closed: Phillipsburg, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 rental assistance in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 12/30/2020.

About Phillipsburg DCD

More information about Phillipsburg DCD can be found on its website at http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/our-town/departments/section-8/.

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.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm ET.

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
HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Phillipsburg DCD manages 205 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 204 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $779 $794
Monthly Cost $158,932 $794

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.