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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:

Accepting Applications for Some Units at Public Housing Developments, 

CURRIES WOODS – Families – 4 bedrooms only

MARION GARDENS – Families – 5 and 6 bedrooms

BERRY GARDENS – Senior (min 62) – 0, 1 and 2 bedrooms

THOMAS J. STEWART – Senior (min 62) – 0 and 1 bedrooms

CURRIES WOODS- 3 New Heckman Drive – Senior / Disable Families – 2 and 3 bedrooms only

Apply online only at 
There are no paper applications

Applicants already registered in the Applicant Portal must log into their Applicant Portal account to complete the application at


For support completing an online application, contact one of our community partners.

Individuals with special needs, including visual impairment, can call (201) 706-4699 and leave a name and phone number to receive assistance completing the online application.


Currently on a JCHA Waiting List?
If you are already on one or more of our waiting lists, it is important to update us with your current address and contact information as changes arise. If JCHA is unable to contact you to provide notices about the Waiting List, your name will be removed. All updates and changes to your information should be made online through the Applicant Portal found at For assistance logging in to the site, please contact JCHA's Applicant Selection Department at or call 201-706-4646.


Aceptación de Solicitudes para Algunas Unidades en Desarrollos de Vivienda Pública

CURRIES WOODS – Familias – 4 dormitorios solamente

MARION GARDENS – Familias – 5 y 6 dormitorios

BERRY GARDENS – Ancianos - min 62– Studio, 1 y 2 dormitorios

THOMAS J. STEWART – Ancianos - min 62– Studio y 1 dormitorios

CURRIES WOODS- 3 New Heckman Drive – Ancianos and/or Deshabilitar Familias – 2 y 3 dormitorios solamente

Aplique en línea solamente:

Los solicitantes que ya están registrados en el Portal de Solicitantes deben iniciar sesión en su cuenta del Portal de Solicitantes para completar la solicitud en  

Para obtener ayuda para completar una solicitud en línea, comuníquese con uno de nuestros socios comunitarios.

Personas con necesidades especiales, incluyendo la discapacidad visual, que puede requerir asistencia completando lo solicitude n linea puede llamar al (201) 706-4699 y dejar un nombre y número.  

For assistance completing the electronic application and computer access, visit any Jersey City library location or contact a community service provider listed below

Public Notice:

254 Bergen Avenue and Arlington Gardens (Non-Federal Sites)

As a result of an adequate number of potential applicants for 254 Bergen Avenue and Arlington Gardens.

The Waiting List for both non-federal sites - 254 Bergen Avenue and Arlington Gardens WILL CLOSE EFFECTIVE 8/15/2022.


Aviso Público:

254 Bergen Avenue and Arlington Gardens (Non-Federal Sites)

 Como resultado de un número adecuado de posibles solicitantes para 254 Bergen Avenue y Arlington Gardens.

 La lista de espera para ambos sitios no federales - 254 Bergen Avenue and Arlington Gardens CERRARÁ EFECTIVO 8/15/2022.

Housing Choice Voucher / Section 8 Project-Based

We are not currently accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher program or any Section 8 Project-Based sites.


Sección 8 Basado en proyectos y convencional

Actualmente, no estamos aceptando solicitudes para el programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda ni para ningún Sección 8 basado en proyectos.


Applicant Forms


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  

5380 English Occupancy Rights VAWA 2022

5382 English Certification of Domestic Violence 2022

JCHA Reasonable Accommodation or Physical Modification Family Request Fillable

JCHA Verification of Need for Reasonable Accomodation Fillable

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

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