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 Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in 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 of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
State Rental Assistance Program Closed

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.

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 07/22/2022.

About State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

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 September 24th, 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.