The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) was formed in 1938 to provide decent, affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. JCHA is New Jersey’s second largest public housing authority, serving over 15,000 residents. We are responsible for the administration of approximately 7,100 housing units in every ward of Jersey City, including approximately 2,500 public housing units and over 4,600 Housing Choice Vouchers.
Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program
The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program is part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD is providing 70,000 housing choice vouchers to local Public Housing authorities nationwide to assist families. For more information, click here
Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
On behalf of the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Housing Authority is administering the Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which is funded by the United States Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. for more information, click here
Rent Freeze Ordinance of The City of Jersey City, NJ
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF JERSEY CITY AMENDING CHAPTER 260 (RENT CONTROL) (1) IMPOSING A RENT INCREASE FREEZE ON UNITS SUBJECT TO MUNICIPAL REGULATION EXCLUDING OWNER-OCCUPIED HOMES WITH 2-4 UNITS OF HOUSING AND (2) PROHIBITING ANY COLLECTION OF A PENALTY FOR A LATE PAYMENT OF RENT AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR.
JCHA COVID-19 Update:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people locally and globally, the JCHA is working to ensure that we do our part to minimize transmission of the virus. Therefore, we are taking the following measures to protect residents and employees, and hopefully reduce the spread of the virus:
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all appointments with applicants, residents, vendors and members of the public will be conducted via phone, or video conference until further notice, including appointments with public housing site staff. Public housing residents and HCVP recipients are encouraged to call their respective Site Managers or HCVP Housing Specialists with any concerns or questions. We can always be reached at our main office: 201-706-4600. HCVP recipients can also email HCVP@jcha.us.
Please click here for up-to-date information from Jersey City health officials.
Please click here for information from the NJ Department of Health about COVID-19 in New Jersey and how to prevent spread of the virus.
Please click here for Public Housing Policies and forms
Please click here for HCVP (Section8) policies and forms.