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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in New Jersey

As of July 3rd 2020, there are 2 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in New Jersey.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 2 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in New Jersey that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Veteran December 3rd, 2018
Union City Housing Authority July 13th, 2017

There are 107 housing authorities in New Jersey which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
New Brunswick, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 15th, 2020
Guttenberg, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 15th, 2020
Morristown, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 1st, 2020
Long Branch, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 23rd, 2019
Passaic County, New Jersey Closed on September 20th, 2019
Gloucester County Area, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 10th, 2019
Gloucester County Area, New Jersey General Closed on August 10th, 2019
Orange, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 8th, 2019
Morris County, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 28th, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 25th, 2019
Monmouth County Section 8 Waiting List Closed on June 21st, 2019
Plainfield, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 7th, 2019
State of New Jersey Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 8th, 2019
Bergen County, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 18th, 2019
Gloucester County, NJ Non-Elderly Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 8th, 2018
Morris County, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 21st, 2018
Hamilton Township, NJ Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 17th, 2018
Hunterdon County, New Jersey Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 29th, 2018