Two waiting lists for affordable housing in northern New Jersey are opening up for new applications.
The Housing Authority of Bergen County will be accepting pre-applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program over a five-day period this month, beginning Monday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 18.
Per HABC guidelines, Applicants must be over 18, or considered an emancipated minor, and must meet all income and eligibility requirements.
A computerized random lottery will be held, and the first 350 selected will be placed on the wait list, with the results announced on or after February 11. Pre-applications are available in English, Spanish and Korean and may only be submitted online. No paper applications will be distributed or accepted.
Those needing assistance completing the application may come to the Housing Authority main office at One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor, in Hackensack during that five-day period, between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and should be prepared to wait as staff will see clients in order of their arrival.
To learn more details about this Bergen County opportunity, including income criteria and additional lottery instructions, click www.habcnjs8waitlist.org
The second opportunity to be placed on an affordable housing wait list is through the Newark Housing Authority, which has opened its Section 8 Housing wait list for any eligible senior citizens or disabled residents.
Preference will be given to people age 62 or older, and the wait list will remain open indefinitely.
Applicants will need to pick up a paper application at the Newark Housing Authority located at 500 Broad Street, 1st Floor, Newark. That office is Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. No online applications are available, and completed paper application must be returned during business hours or mailed to the address above.
To learn more details, click Newark Housing Authority
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