State Rental Assistance Program
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The State Rental Assistance Program provides tenant-based and project-based rental assistance grants, comparable to the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program and shall be terminated upon the award of a Federal subsidy to the same individual or household.
To be eligible for the SRAP program, applicants must be a resident of the State of New Jersey. "New Jersey resident" means someone whose primary residence is in the State of New Jersey and who has resided in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for S-RAP assistance.
Elderly set-aside: reserved for senior citizens aged 62 or older.
Homeless set-aside: reserved for homeless families with children, graduates of transitional housing programs, and households that are currently participating in a DCA-administered temporary housing assistance program and facing homelessness due to termination of funding.
Family set-aside: reserved for households on the S-RAP waiting list.
Disabled set-aside: reserved for disabled head of households or spouse.
Project-based set-aside: reserved for project-based assistance for special initiatives under the State Rental Assistance Program that may include collaborations with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and may include other special populations
Income Limits: Seventy-five percent of the participants admitted to the program must be extremely low-income families (30 percent of area median income as defined by region and household size), in accordance with the income guidelines published annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The remaining applicants shall not exceed 40 percent of low-income limits (by county) as defined in accordance with the HUD guidelines.
Voucher Limits: The rental subsidy under the State Rental Assistance Program will be for up five years; less, if a Housing Choice Voucher becomes available
A rental subsidy under the State Rental Assistance Program for Elderly and disabled will be unlimited.
Statewide Waiting List Open Enrollment Site for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) - Enrollment Period is Monday March 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m