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THE JERSEY CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY (JCHA)
WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SOME UNITS AT PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS,
SECTION 8 PROJECT-BASED SITES, & MAINSTREAM PROGRAMS

Welcome to the online waiting list application for the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA). Presently JCHA is accepting waiting list applications for some units at Public Housing Developments, Section 8 Project-Based Sites and Mainstream Programs, which offer eligible, low-income persons and their families affordable housing.  Under these programs, a portion of an eligible tenant’s rent is subsidized and the portion the tenant pays is based on household income.  To meet eligibility criteria, applicants must: (1) live and/or work in Jersey City, and (2) only apply to the properties for which they are eligible (e.g., only those age 62 or older may apply to elderly-designated properties).  For comprehensive instructions on how to complete the online application, please read the “How to Apply” instructions below. 

The Waiting List will be open from 12:01am (EST) on Monday, July 12, 2021, through 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, July 25, 2021.   All applicants must apply online; there are no paper applications.  Only one (1) application per person will be accepted.

Please note the JCHA does not offer emergency housing.  If you have urgent housing needs, please contact Garden State Episcopal at 201-604-2600 or visit their office located at 514 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306, in addition to applying to the JCHA waiting list(s).

 

List of Public Housing Sites Accepting Applications

Public Housing Site

Preference

Bedroom Size

Curries Woods

Families

4 bedrooms only

Marion Gardens

Families

5 and 6 bedrooms only

Berry Gardens

Seniors – min age 62

0, 1 and 2 bedrooms

Arlington Gardens

Families

2 bedrooms only

254 Bergen Avenue

Families

1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms

 

List of Section 8 Project-Based Sites Accepting Applications

Project-Based Site

Location

Preference

Bedroom Size

FRED MARTIN

196 - 212 Martin Luther King Drive

Non-elderly disabled persons

1, 2 and 3 bedrooms

MID CITY I

Scattered Apartments - Arlington, Van Nostrand, Bostwick, Stegman, Grant

Families

2 bedrooms only

OCEAN POINTE - WEST

460 Ocean Avenue

Seniors – min age 62

1 and 2 bedrooms

OCEAN TOWERS - RAD

425 Ocean Avenue

Seniors - min age 62

Studio and 1 bedrooms

PENNROSE I

Scattered Apartments - Gloria Robinson Court Homes - Phase III

Non-elderly disabled persons

1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms

PENNROSE II

Scattered Apartments - Gloria Robinson Court Homes - Phase IV

Families

1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms

ST. BRIDGETS

197 Mercer Street

Seniors - min age 62

Studio and 1 bedrooms

STEGMAN STREET

228 - 230 Stegman Street

Seniors - min age 62

Studio and 1 bedrooms

 

Mainstream Vouchers Accepting Applications

Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.

HCV Program

Preference

Mainstream

Vouchers assist persons with disabilities.

8-11 Mainstream

Vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of being homeless .

 

NOTE:  Applicants already registered in the Applicant Portal must log into their account to complete the application.  A link in the Portal will take you to the application. 

After submission, applicants will receive a confirmation number that they should print, email, or otherwise record for future reference.  Applicants can login into their portal account for their application status within 4 weeks after the application period closes.

 

Income Limits
Your household’s combined annual gross income must NOT exceed HUD 2021 Income Limits.

Income Category

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

8 Person

0%-30%

21,750

24,850

27,950

31,050

33,550

36,050

40,120

44,660

31%-50%

36,250

41,400

46,600

51,750

55,900

60,050

64,200

68,350

51%-80%

58,000

66,250

74,550

82,800

89,450

96,050

102,700

109,300

 

How to Apply

Before starting your online application, please read the important information listed here and then click on the link below to complete the application.

  • You will need a valid email address to complete the application and receive future updates about your application status.
  • Before you begin, please have the social security number(s), date(s) of birth, and income information for each household member.
  • JCHA will only accept one application per person for each waiting list.
  • The applicant and all adult members of the household must pass a criminal background check.
  • If you incorrectly or incompletely fill out the application form, you will be required to make any requested corrections prior to successfully completing the application submission process.
  • You will not be able to make any changes after your application is submitted through this process.
  • Once your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation page that you can print and/or save.
  • All applicants are subject to regulations and policies governing the Jersey City Housing Authority. Visit jerseycityha.org to review program policies.

 

If you do not have an email account, you can create one for free at any of the following sites:

Gmail - Click on "Create An Account"

Outlook - Click on "Create account" in the upper right of the page

Yahoo - Fill in the information for an account

Individuals with special needs, including visual impairment, can call (201) 706-4699 and leave their name and number for assistance completing the online application.

Open Waiting List(s)
Please note that all Dates shown and captured in this site are in US Format month/day/year
254 Bergen Avenue Waiting List 2021
Start: 07/12/2021 12:01 AM
Arlington Gardens Waiting List 2021
Start: 07/12/2021 12:01 AM
Berry Gardens 2021 Elderly (62+) Waiting List
Start: 07/12/2021 12:01 AM
Curries Woods 2021 Waiting List (4 Bedroom Units Only)
Start: 07/12/2021 12:01 AM
Marion Gardens 2021 Waiting List (5 & 6 Bedroom Units Only)
Start: 07/12/2021 12:01 AM