State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

101 South Broad Street
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
(609) 292-4080

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is a public housing agency in Trenton, New Jersey that participates in the Public Housing program. As of January 21st, 2019, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The State of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on February 4th, 2019.

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. Please view waiting list information for each county below. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

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

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

Open State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Open Soon: State of New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  February 4th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  ET - February 8th, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  Elderly.  Victims of Domestic Violence.  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Disabled.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for all 21 counties in New Jersey is opening soon, from February 4, 2019 at 9:00 am, until February 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET. It was last open in June, 2016.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. An email address is required. If you do not have one, the application process will allow you to create one. Only one application per household per county will be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in the County for Which You are Applying, Elderly, Disabled, Domestic Violence.

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

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (609) 292-4080, Option 1 or 8, for a reasonable accommodation or dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for further assistance.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/18/2019.

Other State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Waiting Lists

Closed: New Jersey State Rental Assistance Program 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/.

HCV Portability Status

State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, so voucher holders cannot port to this housing authority. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.