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Welcome to the on-line waiting list pre-application for the Jersey City Housing Authority’s (JCHA), Public Housing Program. The JCHA public housing program offers eligible low-income persons and their families affordable housing. The housing is affordable by virtue of subsidies that allow tenants to pay only a portion of the gross monthly rent. Applicants must: (1) live and/or work in Jersey City to meet eligibility preference criteria; 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) The website will have comprehensive instructions for submitting a successful application.

Site Bedroom Size
Berry Gardens (senior only site) Studio and 2 bedrooms
T. J. Stewart (senior only site) Studio
3 Heckman Drive (senior /disabled bldg.) 3 bedrooms
Booker T. Washington 4 bedrooms
Marion Gardens 5 and 6 bedrooms

Applications will only be accepted online. There are no paper applications. Only one (1) application per person will be accepted.

The Waiting List will be open from 12:01am (EST) on Monday, October 21, 2019 through 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, November 30, 2019

After submission, applicants will receive a confirmation number and they should print, email or otherwise record this number for future reference. Applicants will receive notification of their Selection Status in approximately ten (10) weeks.

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

Income Category 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
80% - Low Income 51,350 58,700 60,050 73,350 79,250 85,100 91,000 96,850

How to Apply

To apply, read the important information listed here and then click on the link below to complete the on-line application.

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

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
Marion Gardens 2019
Start: 10/21/2019 12:01 AM
End: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM
3 New Heckman 2019
Start: 10/21/2019 12:01 AM
End: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM
Booker T. Washington 2019
Start: 10/21/2019 12:01 AM
End: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM
Berry Gardens 2019
Start: 10/21/2019 12:01 AM
End: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM
Thomas J. Stewart Apartments 2019
Start: 10/21/2019 12:01 AM
End: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM