State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

101 South Broad Street
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 8608

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of June 30th, 2022, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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 List Status
State Rental Assistance Program Open Soon
State of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Open Soon: State Rental Assistance Program Waiting List

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

    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 is 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 will accept applications for this waiting list from July 11, 2022 at 9:00 am, until July 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

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

    The maximum income limit for each household size are available here.

    Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

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

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

    1,000 applicants will be 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 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 the DCA Applicant Service Unit at (609) 292-4080, Option 9.

    Last Updated on 06/22/2022.

    Other State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

    Closed: State of New Jersey 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.

    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 06/30/2022, 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.