NJ STATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEWS / TIME SENSITIVE PROGRAM
DEADLINE: February 3, 2023
Murphy Administration Announces Opening of Wait List for Statewide Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that its Division of Housing and Community Resources will be accepting pre-applications for the statewide Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waiting List. People can go online from 9 a.m. on January 17, 2023, to 5 p.m. on February 3, 2023, to submit a preliminary application to be entered into a lottery to get on the waiting list for a Section 8 voucher that can be used statewide for housing.
The Section 8 HCV Program is a federally-funded program administered by DCA that provides housing subsidies to New Jersey residents so they can obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. It is one of many programs DCA oversees to increase affordable housing opportunities in New Jersey.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not part of the City run affordable housing plan/program. Any questions should be directed to the State - (609) 292-4080.
SUMMIT'S AH PLAN OVERVIEW & PROGRESS
In 1975 the New Jersey Supreme Court determined, in So. Burlington Cty. NAACP v. Borough of Mount Laurel (Mount Laurel I) that every developing municipality in New Jersey had an affirmative obligation to provide for its fair share of affordable housing. In a subsequent decision in 1983 (Mount Laurel II), the Court acknowledged that the vast majority of municipalities had ignored this constitutional obligation. The Court in that decision refined this obligation to focus primarily on those municipalities that had portions of their boundaries within the growth area as delineated in a document that was the precursor to the State Development and Redevelopment Plan. The Court also called for the state legislature to enact legislation that would save municipalities from the burden of having the courts determine their affordable housing needs. The result of this decision was the adoption of the Fair Housing Act in 1985 as well as the creation of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), which became the state agency responsible for overseeing the manner in which New Jersey’s municipalities address their low and moderate income housing needs.
all household members can act as a loose guide. The following chart can help you determine if you qualify based on your income and household size. Still not sure? Please use the sign-up sheet below to pre-qualify and enter the random selection pool or call us at (908) 777-7752.
Sign-up for Summit's affordable housing random selection list
Please complete the pre-application information below to begin the process
ADDITIONAL HOUSING RESOURCES
Union County Human Services is dedicated to empowering all Union County individuals, families, and communities to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life using an accessible, inclusive, and comprehensive approach to service, delivery and care.
Speak with someone about needs for food, shelter, health & mental health services, domestic violence, job search, special medical transportation, senior services, youth services, assistance for the disabled, child immunizations, homelessness, and homelessness prevention, and more.
The Department of Community Affairs offers a series of assistance programs for low-income households including water utility assistance, overdue/ assistance with utility bills, and weatherization/home efficiency services.
In addition to pre-qualifying for affordable housing in Summit using our pre-qualification form above, several providers offer you the ability to pre-qualify for housing in other municipalities throughout NJ. Once such provider is CGP& H - https://www.affordablehomesnewjersey.com/. Like ours, their website will allow you to prequalify for housing in several other NJ municipalities.
Another provider allowing for pre-qualification for affordable housing in several municipalities across NJ include Piazza & Associates - https://www.piazzanj.com/affordable-housing/. Like our website, their site will allow you to prequalify for housing in several other NJ municipalities.