The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program assists in making safe and quality housing in the private rental market affordable to low, and very low-income households by reducing housing costs through direct rent subsidy payments to landlords. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Section 8 HCV program is based on the premise that housing costs (rent and utilities) should not exceed 30 percent of a household's income.

Assistance is provided to low, and very low-income households and individuals.

The statewide program is available to residents of all New Jersey counties.  Section 8 Existing Housing programs are administered throughout the State by a number of municipal and county authorities. Click the link below to see the list of county authorities directory.

County Field Offices Directory  

Statewide Waiting List Open Enrollment Site for the HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM - Enrollment Period is Monday June 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday June 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.