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Affordable Housing

Understanding How the System Works

Finding affordable shelter is a challenge for many in our state, but resources exist that may provide the solutions. This section of our site is devoted to briefly explaining public housing and the programs that have been created to assist low-income households and those with special needs find suitable housing.

NJ Housing Resource Center

In addition to the resources listed throughout the section, the NJ Housing Resource Center is an online housing information clearinghouse designed to help all New Jerseyans with their housing-related needs at no cost. Individuals can navigate the website's searchable registry of available housing in New Jersey, including 

  • Affordable Rental Housing
  • Affordable For-Sale Housing
  • Housing with Accessibility Features

Searches on the database can be narrowed to limit your results to include a specific type of housing unit. The site is updated bi-weekly to give an accurate reflection of housing availability in our state.

In addition to this, the NJHRC site is an excellent source for housing-related information. Here you can find information about the basics of buying, renting and maintaining a home as well as learn about state subsidy programs and housing-related services that are available in our state. 

If you do not have regular access to a computer, or if you are having difficulty navigating the NJHRC site, dial 2-1-1 and our call specialists will help you find appropriate resources.

If you are in danger of losing your home, visit our Avoiding Foreclosure pages to learn about programs that may be able to assist you.

Sources for this page include

http://njhousing.gov