NOTE: If you are looking for the Division of Affordable Housing, please call (201) 547-5169 or email [email protected].

The Division of Community Development is committed to preserving and expanding affordable housing opportunities in Jersey City. The City does not directly rent or sell housing to the public. We work with private and nonprofit developers and their affiliates to create and market affordable housing. We also administer the HOME and Affordable Housing Trust Fund programs.

If you are interested in purchasing a home for the first time and are of low or moderate income, contact the Golden Neighborhoods Homeownership Program.

You can locate affordable housing in Jersey City through the following methods.
Hudson County Housing Finder

Housing Finder is a FREE and EASY online search tool for finding affordable rental units in Hudson County. Use Housing Finder to locate:
  • Affordable rental units
  • Landlords who accept housing vouchers
  • Disaster relocation services
  • Rentals that offer special needs amenities (senior, disability, etc.)
  • Lead-safe housing options, and more

Housing Finder

Affordable Housing Navigator
The Affordable Housing Navigator is an interactive tool managed by the Division of Community Development and the Office of Innovation that identifies existing affordable housing within Jersey City. It also contains the particular requirements for the affordable housing project developments listed.

Affordable Housing Navigator
Contact the Jersey City Housing Authority
The primary objective of the Jersey City Housing Authority is to offer and provide qualified, low-income families and senior citizens with the best opportunities for obtaining affordable housing within reasonably safe, working neighborhoods while simultaneously promoting economic self-sufficiency for families, continued independent living for senior citizens, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. These objectives are achieved through our:

  • Section 8 Program Application
  • Public Housing Program
  • Housing Choice Voucher Programs
  • Self-Sufficiency Programs
The Housing Authority can be reached at 400 U.S. Highway #1 (Marion Gardens) in Jersey City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or by calling (201) 706-4600 (directory) or (201) 706-4676 (receptionist).

Jersey City Housing Authority
Talk to a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout
the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures and credit issues. The
following agencies are located in or near Jersey City:

Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc.
Address: 857 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 795-5615
Email: [email protected]
Agency ID: 84986

The Waterfront Project, Inc.
Address: 830 Bergen Ave., Suite 4A, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (551) 256-7578
Email: [email protected]
Agency ID: 90329

North Hudson Community Action Corporation
Address: 407 39th St., Floor 2, Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 866-3140
Email: N/A
Agency ID: 80255

La Casa de Don Pedro
Address: 317 Roseville Ave., Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: (973) 485-0701
Email: [email protected]
Agency ID: 84555

New Jersey Citizen Action
Address: Statewide, multiple locations
Phone: (973) 643-8800
Email: [email protected]
Agency ID: 81026
Connect with Community Partners: Developers & Their Affiliates
Please contact the Division of Community Development to connect with our community partners who develop and create affordable housing within Jersey City. Community Development tracks projects that receive CDBG, HOME and Affordable Housing Trust Fund subsidies. The Division can be reached at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, NJ 07305, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or by calling (201) 547-6910.
More Information
To obtain more information related to on-site Affordable Housing or Municipally Mandated Affordable Housing, please contact the Division of Affordable Housing by calling (201) 547-5169 or emailing [email protected].

Applying and qualifying for affordable housing can be a long process, and you are not guaranteed to receive housing. Your household must not only qualify with detailed criteria on a property-by-property basis, but you must also be selected at random in that property's lottery. Preferences noted in the advertisement will be given first consideration. If you need immediate housing assistance, or require shelter, please call 2-1-1 or visit our Emergency Shelter page.
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