State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

101 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ

There is one waiting list open now offered by State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
State of New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
State Rental Assistance Program Closed

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in New Jersey.

Go to the New Jersey Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the New Jersey Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Now: State of New Jersey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher statewide waiting list is currently open.

The DCA is accepting applications for this waiting list from January 17, 2023 at 9:00 am, until February 3, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: As of 9:30 am on January 17th, the link to the online application may give an error stating "This site can't be reached." If this happens, wait a few minutes and then try accessing the application again.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veterans, Homeless, Disabled, Domestic Violence, and Local Residents.

20,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.     

For more information visit the DCA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DCA Housing Choice Voucher program page on January 6, 2023.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via DCA Customer Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 9, if a reasonable accommodation is needed during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM seven days a week, or email them at: customer.service@dca.nj.gov during the opening period.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2023.

Closed: State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List

The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) State Rental Assistance Program waiting list is closed

Please note: According to the DCA, "only New Jersey residents are eligible to apply for SRAP assistance. A New Jersey resident is defined as someone whose primary residence is in New Jersey and who is present in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance."

"This waiting list was for the following households:

  • Elderly: The Head of household must be 62 years of age or over.
  • Family: The Head of household is 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children.
  • Disabled: The Head of household or Spouse must be permanently disabled
  • Homeless: A household who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence"

The DCA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 11, 2022, until July 22, 2022. 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 limit for each household size were listed on the public notice.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the Elderly waiting list by random lottery.

1,000 applicants were placed on the Family waiting list by random lottery.

1,000 applicants were placed on the Disabled waiting list by random lottery.

1,000 applicants were placed on the Homeless waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the DCA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DCA public notice on June 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in State of New Jersey.

Last Updated on 01/08/2023.

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How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/.