New Jersey's Housing Voucher Program Offers Chance for 20,000 Households to Secure Affordable Housing

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A total of 20k households will be selected in the random lottery, enabling those households to be added to the Section 8 housing voucher for low-income housing. Apply by Feb. 3.


New Jerseyans who want to join the waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers should submit preliminary applications by 5:00 p.m. on February 3rd, 2023.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies to New Jersey residents so that they can obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. This program is open to all New Jersey counties.

Successful pre-applications will be selected through a random lottery process. Applicants who qualify for a preference will receive priority placement on the waiting list.

A total of 20,000 households will be selected in the random lottery, enabling those households to be added to the waiting list to be awarded vouchers as they become available.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or an emancipated minor) to apply. An email address is required to apply. Applicants can create an email address during the pre-application process if desired.

Applicants who are disabled and need assistance submitting their pre-application can call 609-292-4080 and select Option 9 from the menu. Assistance is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, or by emailing

Applicants selected in the random lottery to be placed on the Section 8 HCV waiting list will be notified via email, which may take several weeks. Applicants can check their status after February 24th, 2023.

Find pre-applications here.

Please note, there are income limits to be eligible for this program. For Morris County, those limits are as follows for 1-person to 8-person households:

MORRIS COUNTY - 1 PERSON ($40,250) - 2 PERSON ($46,000) - 3 PERSON ($51,750) - 4 PERSON ($57,500) - 5 PERSON ($62,100) - 6 PERSON ($66,700) - 7 PERSON ($71,300) - 8 PERSON ($75,900).


If your Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pre-application was successfully submitted, you will receive an Application Receipt Page. (Please keep this Application Receipt Page for your records.)


Information will be posted at after February 24, 2023. At this site, you can verify if you were selected and placed on the waiting list. Individuals who were accepted to a waiting list via the lottery will have an ACTIVE status. If you were not selected your status will be INACTIVE.

If you have any questions, please click here.


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