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

The JCHA closed its Public Housing Site Based Waiting Lists, except for Berry Gardens (see application below).

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


Download Applications

Berry Gardens Application (pdf)


Dwight Street Homeownership Program Application (pdf)