The State of New Jersey Rental Assistance Program (SRAP): RENTAL ASSISTANCE LIST OPENING!

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has posted public notice today that they will be accepting pre-applications for the lottery for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) Family, Disabled and Elderly waiting lists statewide starting March 6, 2017 through March 10, 2017.

Pre-applications selected in the lottery will be placed on the waiting lists. More information including an FAQ can be found here: http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/srap_vouchers.html.

Please note that applicants may submit a pre-application to more than one waiting list if they are eligible (for instance, a person with a disability may submit a pre-application to the lottery for both the Family and Disabled waiting lists).

The State of New Jersey Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) is a state funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of extremely low-income persons for decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all applicable SRAP income and eligibility requirements. Pre-applications for housing assistance will be accepted from extremely low-income individuals and households based on the income limits established by HUD. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply, or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted.

The income chart at the following link maximum income limits shows the limits that are in effect for each county now. HUD routinely adjusts income limits on an annual basis which could affect your eligibility in the future.

Maximum Income Limits: Your total household income cannot exceed the limits shown on the county income chart. At the time of selection from the waiting list, Applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they are being subsidized and provide proof of residency. The chart only goes up to 8 household members. If you have a larger household, please contact DCA at 609-815-4340 for assistance in determining the maximum income limits for your household.

Definitions:

Elderly: The Head of household who is 62 years of age or over

Family: The Head of household is 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children

Disabled: The Head of household or Spouse is permanently disabled