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State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

101 South Broad Street
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 8625

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs serves New Jersey.

The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) manages individual Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists for all 21 counties in the State of New Jersey. A directory for each field office can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
State of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
New Jersey State Rental Assistance Program Closed

Other State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Website: http://www.nj.gov/dca/.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Phone: (609) 292-4080.

Closed: State of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for all counties for five days in February, 2019; and before that for all counties in June, 2016. 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 in the County for Which You are Applying, Elderly, Disabled, Domestic Violence.

15,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DCA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here.

Last Updated on 04/06/2019.

Closed: New Jersey State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) New Jersey State Rental Assistance Program is currently closed. It was last open for five days in March 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Important note: This is a state-funded rental assistance program for New Jersey residents managed by the DCA that operates similarly to the HUD Housing Choice Voucher program. According to the DCA, only residents may apply, and a resident is defined as "Someone whose primary residence is in the State of New Jersey and who has resided in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance."

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

There are preferences, but they have not yet been confirmed.

1,240 family, 1,400 elderly, and 480 disabled households were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. There is a separate waiting list for families, elderly, and disabled households. Those who apply can visit this website on or after March 24, 2017 to check their waiting list status. 

For more information, visit the DCA website, call a field office, or call the central office at (609) 292-4080.

Last Updated on 03/10/2017.

About State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

More information about State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs can be found on its website at http://www.nj.gov/dca/.

Representatives of State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs may be available by phone at (609) 292-4080. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/14/2020, it is not known if State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs 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.