Affordable Housing

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SUMMIT AH OVERVIEW (1)

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

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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

Historic Background 

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.

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Affordable Housing 101

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR AFFORABLE HOUSING?

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Based on your earnings and the number of people in your household, do you qualify for affordable housing?  Using the gross income on the last pay stub of the year or on your prior year's tax return for

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MAXIMUM GROSS HOUSEHOLD INCOME
1 Person $64,507
2 Person $73,723
3 Person $82,938
4 Person $92,154
5 Person $99,526
6 Person $106,898
7 Person $114,270
8+ Person $121,643
*Full Income Limit Chart for Region 2  

 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.

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Sign-up for Summit's affordable housing random selection list

Please complete the pre-application information below to begin the process

ADDITIONAL HOUSING RESOURCES

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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.

To learn more, visit the Union County Human Service website.

(908) 527-4847             DHSAction@ucnj.org

DCA Aid

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.

To learn more and apply, visit the DCAid Service Portal.

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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.

Piazza

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.

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Central Jersey Legal Services

(888) 576-5529

The LSNJLAW Hotline is open from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday - Friday

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Summit Housing Authority

(908) 273-6413

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Summit Civic Foundation

(908) 688-7586

MUNICIPAL AH ROLES & ORDINANCES

AH PLAN,  AGREEMENT, AND COURT APPROVAL

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AH ANNUAL REPORTS

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Summit Annual Housing Report Cover Page in partnership with Burgis Partners
Summit Annual Housing Report Cover Page in partnership with Burgis Partners
Summit Annual Housing Report Cover Page in partnership with Burgis Partners
Summit Annual Housing Report Cover Page in partnership with Burgis Partners
Summit Annual Housing Report Cover Page in partnership with Burgis Partners

2023 Affordable Housing Annual Report 

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2024 Affordable Housing Annual Report 

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2025 Affordable Housing Annual Report 

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AH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

AH Committee Meeting Dates

YEAR DATE STATUS
2015 AH Committee 5/28/2015 COMPLETED
2016 AH Committee 1/26/2016 COMPLETED
2016 AH Committee 3/22/2016 COMPLETED
2016 AH Committee 6/20/2016 COMPLETED
2016 AH Committee 11/30/2016 COMPLETED
2017 AH Committee 6/26/2017 COMPLETED
2018 AH Committee 2/28/2018 COMPLETED
2019 AH Committee 1/31/2019 COMPLETED
2019 AH Committee (2018 Annual Report Review) 10/1/2019 COMPLETED
2020 AH Committee (2019 Annual Report Review) 2/27/2020 COMPLETED
2021 AH Committee (2020 Annual Report Review) 2/3/2021 COMPLETED
2021 AH Committee - New Admin Agent Meet & Greet 10/25/2021 COMPLETED
2022 AH Committee (2021 Annual Report Review) 2/7/2022 COMPLETED
2022 Fall Committee Update 11/10/2022 COMPLETED
2023 AH Committee (2022 Annual Report Review) 2/13/2023 SCHEDULED
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AH COMMITTEE AGENDAS & MINUTES

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