Applicant Selection

The primary objective of the Jersey City Housing Authority is to offer and provide qualified lower income families and senior citizens with the best opportunities for gaining affordable housing within reasonably safe, working neighborhoods and simultaneously promoting economic self-sufficiency for families, continued independent living for senior citizens and maximum accommodation for persons with disabilities.


The JCHA accomplishes those objectives by providing affordable housing through the following programs:

Section 8 Program application list is closed.

The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Program is designed to assist eligible low-income families pay their rent.

Public Housing Program application list is closed.

The JCHA Public Housing waiting list is currently closed, except for Berry Gardens and Dwight Street.


Click here for general information about the Public Housing Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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SECTION 8 PROJECT BASED & 8-11 LOTTERY NOTICE

In November 2020, the Jersey City Housing Authority opened the waiting lists for Section 8 Project Based Sites and the 811 Mainstream Program via an online application. A randomized, computer-generated lottery selection process was conducted. Emails will be sent to everyone who successfully submitted an application, informing them of the lottery results. 


Emails will be sent to the email addresses used to submit the online application. If you applied and do not received an email by the second week of February, please send an email to applicantselection@jcha.us.


NOTE: Applicants placed on a waiting list(s) as a result of the lottery process will be able to access their application on MyHousing. Applicants selected for a waiting list(s) will need a confirmation number to access their accounts. https://jerseycityha.myhousing.com/Account/Login

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Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal is a fast and easy way for applicants to access and manage their information.  This web-based system will allow applicants on JCHA waiting lists to review their profiles, update information, and check their status online, at any time.  Applicants need to create an account by registering at the following link https://jerseycityha.myhousing.com/Account/Login.  

Download Applications

Dwight Street Homeownership Program Application

Berry Gardens Application

PHA Forms

Applicant Information Update Form

Applicant Interview Checklist

Authorization for the Release of Information

Background Check Release for Online Rental Exchange (Public Housing)

Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations (HUD 52675)

Declaration of Section 214

Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing (HUD 92006)

HUD Race and Ethnic Data Form 27061-h

HCVP (Section 8) Forms

2018-19 JCHA HCVP Utility Allowance

Applicant Interview Checklist

Application for Tenant Eligibility 2019 (Section 8)

Authorization for the Release of Information (HUD 9886)

Background Check Release Online Rental Exchange (Section 8)

Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations (HUD 52675)

Declaration of Section 214

Family Declaration of Assets under $5000 (Section 8)

PHA officials Certification for Tenant File

Recertification Requirements (Section 8)

Revised One Strike Policy Lease

Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing (HUD 92006)

Race and Ethnic Data Collection HUD-27061 form

HUD Race and Ethnic Data Form 27061-h

Applicant Forms

JCHA Reasonable Accommodation or Physical Modification Family Request Fillable

JCHA Verification of Need for Reasonable Accomodation Fillable