Housing Rental Assistance (“Vouchers”)

New Jersey

Statewide

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Programs

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Type of Assistance: Financial–Subsidies.   Description: Based on the requirement that housing costs (rent and utilities) should not exceed 30 percent of a household’s income, the program assists in making safe and quality housing in the private rental market affordable to very low-income families by reducing housing costs through direct rent subsidy payments to landlords. Special emphasis is placed on assisting special needs residents in their efforts to live independently in the community.   Other Information: The statewide program is available to residents of all New Jersey counties. Additional Section 8 Existing Housing programs are administered throughout the state by a number of municipal and county authorities.   Funding Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.   Assistance Provided To: Very low-income families; single individuals over 62 years of age; or individuals with special needs.   Contact: (609) 292-9025

State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP)

Type of Assistance: Financial–Subsidies.   Description: Assists in making safe and quality housing in the private rental market affordable to very low-income families by reducing housing costs through tenant-based and project-based assistance. Preferences have been set aside for the elderly ages 62 and above and for New Jersey Department of Human Services homeless referrals. The statewide program is available to residents in all New Jersey counties. Funding Source: State Aid Appropriation. Assistance Provided To: Very low-income households. Current waiting list exists. Contact: (609) 292-4080.

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