Local Housing Assistance Programs
Housing assistance programs are closely tied to funding dollars that are often in a state of flux. Programs are active until the funding source for these programs is lost or consumed. When funding is lost, programs may close until new funding becomes available. Professionals working with people in need understand how desperate the need for housing is, but their efforts to help are limited by the reality of finite resources. As new resources become available this page will be updated. If you know of a local housing program that has not been included please send information about the resource to email@example.com so that we may share it with our web visitors and those who call 2-1-1 looking for help.
Jersey City Affordable Housing Navigator
Jersey City's Affordable Housing Navigator is a city map that identifies affordable housing units that are completed and under construction.
Housing Authority of Madison
The Housing Authority of Madison has announced that the Section 8 housing choice voucher program waiting list is now open.
The waiting list for Senior Affordable Housing is also currently open. Details on eligibility requirements and housing availability can be found here. The waitlist will close when 300 applications are received or on September 15, 2020 (whichever comes first). Apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please call Jessica Kirchenbauer, 973-377-0258 x301.
Habitat for Humanity
Morris County Habitat for Humanity works with qualified applicants who are interested in being considered for a program that enables applicants to own affordable homes built in partnership with this organization. Interested applicants can find out more information about this opportunity by visiting their website.
Current Opportunity - Morris County Habitat for Humanity is looking for one family to purchase a 3- or 4-bedroom single-family home that will be constructed on North Parkway in Jefferson Township. Moderate-income households are invited to apply.
The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020. Qualified applicants who attended a Program Information Meeting in August (see below) will be assigned a lottery number and the prospective homeowner will be selected via lottery in late September.
To submit an application, you must attend one of two Program Information Meetings:
- Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at the Morris Habitat ReStore, 264 S Salem St, Randolph
- Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.–Virtual meeting
The Housing Authority of the City of Paterson (PHA) is scheduled to open the tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. The pre-application form will be available ONLINE ONLY in Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, and Arabic at their online portal beginning at 6:00 am on August 10, 2020, and will close at 11:59 pm on August 16, 2020. The application can be accessed with a computer, tablet, or smart-phone that has internet access. You must have an email address to complete the application. You must apply during this time frame to be eligible for the waitlist. Applying does not guarantee placement on the waiting list. There is no advantage to applying immediately after the waitlist opens as the lottery process will randomly select 1,000 applicants who will be placed on the waitlist. Learn more about this opportunity by reading this document (in English) / (in Spanish).
Local Affordable Housing Listings through NJHRC
For the most up-to-date information on available and affordable housing in your community, use the NJ Housing Resource Center, an online service that provides information on current listings in towns throughout the state. If you do not have regular access to a computer, or if you are having trouble navigating the NJHRC site, dial 2-1-1 and our resource specialists will help you find appropriate resources.
Search the NJ 211 Website
NJ 211’s database has many different housing resources. On our website, find local alternatives by selecting the housing terms that best describe your need. Remember to geographically limit your search to find the most appropriate resources in your local area.