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  • phone(201) 547-6910
  • fax(201) 547-5104
  • 4 Jackson Square (39 Kearney Ave)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Déjà Anderson Director of Community Development
    Déjà Anderson, Director

    The Division of Community Development is responsible for administering federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    Our mission is to strengthen Jersey City through fostering solid partnerships and responsibly investing our funding resources in the community.

    We seek to develop Jersey City as a viable community by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent, affordable housing, suitable living environments, public spaces, public services, and expanded economic opportunities.

    Our core values are IDEAS:
    Integrity, Dedication, Enthusiasm, Attentiveness, and Solutions.

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THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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Enrollment Period is Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:00 AM EST., until Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) will be accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre­ applications online at: www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559 for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list state-wide. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies to New Jersey residents, so that they can obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Persons applying to the waiting list must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor and meet all applicable federal income and eligibility requirements. A total of 20,000 households will be selected through a random lottery system and be placed on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

DCA has adopted the following preferences for admission to the waiting list: Veterans, Homeless, Disabled, Domestic Violence, and Local Residents (below are the detailed definitions). Applicants who qualify for one or more preferences will have priority for selection for placement on the waiting list. United States Armed Forces Veterans, and their surviving spouses in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 5:40-2.5., have the highest priority. Individuals who claim to have a preference, must meet all eligibility criteria for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at the time of selection from the waiting list.

Only one (1) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre-application per household will be accepted.

Applicants should select all preferences that apply to them.

More information can be found here: https://nj.gov/dca/vouchers.html



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