The Murphy administration reminds residents that the state rental assistance program waitlist opens on Monday, July 11

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today reminds residents that the department will be accepting online pre-applications for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) waiting list of Monday, July 11, 2022 through Friday, July 22, 2022 Pre-applications will be accepted to enter a sweepstakes for the statewide SRAP program in the Seniors, Family, Disabled, and Homeless categories.

“We remind residents in need of housing assistance today to pre-apply for the state housing assistance program waiting list,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who is commissioner of the DCA. “We recognize the critical need for affordable housing in New Jersey and remain committed to investing in programs that help make New Jersey more affordable to live in and raise a family. If you are in need of housing assistance, please take this opportunity to submit a request during the open registration period, which begins Monday, July 11.

All pre-applications submitted online during the open registration period of From Monday July 11, 2022 at 9 a.m. to Friday July 22, 2022 at 5 p.m., will be entered into a database and a lottery system will be used to select candidates from waiting lists. Pre-applications for PASR assistance will be accepted by very low-income households. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Pre-applications successfully submitted during the open registration period have the same chances of being selected in the lottery. Those selected in the lottery for the waitlist will then be eligible to receive SRAP vouchers as soon as they become available.

Senior applicants must be head of household and be 62 or older. For applicants in the Family category, the head of household must be 18 years old or an emancipated minor, with or without children. To be eligible in the Disabled category, the head of household or their spouse must be permanently disabled. Homeless applicants must not have a fixed, regular and adequate night residence.

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO APPLY. Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Fire Fox or Internet Explorer 10 or higher are recommended. If an applicant is disabled and requires assistance submitting their pre-application during the open registration period, they may contact DCA at 609-292-4080 and select Variant 9 menu to request reasonable accommodation. For more information regarding the opening of SRAP, people can visit: http://www.nj.gov/dca/.

At the time of selection on the waiting lists, applicants must meet the maximum household income limits of the county where they wish to live and provide proof of residency. Additionally, applicants with disabilities and homelessness must provide proof of their disability and homelessness at the time of selection on the waitlist.

Those selected by the lottery to be placed on the waitlist will be notified by email, which may take several weeks.

STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2022 INCOME LIMITS

The person The person The person The person The person The person The person The person
Atlantic 23600 26950 30465 34925 38985 43020 47080 51115
Bergen 34275 39200 44075 48950 52875 56800 60725 64625
Burlington 29525 33750 37950 42150 45550 49170 53630 58115
Camden 29525 33750 37950 42150 45550 49170 53630 58115
Cape May 26600 30400 34200 37950 41860 46120 50380 54640
cumberland 22525 25725 29590 33950 37935 41895 45855 49815
Essex 32200 36800 41400 46000 49700 53375 57050 61265
Gloucester 29525 33750 37950 42150 45550 49170 53630 58115
Hudson 32200 36800 41400 45950 49650 53325 57000 61240
Hunterdon 38000 43425 48850 54250 58625 62950 67300 71625
Mercier 33400 38150 42925 47675 51525 55325 59150 62950
middlesex 38000 43425 48850 54250 58625 62950 67300 71625
monmouth 34125 39000 43875 48725 52650 56525 60450 64325
Morris 32200 36800 41400 46000 49700 53375 57050 61265
Ocean 34125 39000 43875 48725 52650 56525 60450 64325
Passaic 34275 39200 44075 48950 52875 56800 60725 64625
Salem 29525 33750 37950 42150 45550 49170 53630 58115
Somerset 38000 43425 48850 54250 58625 62950 67300 71625
sussex 32200 36800 41400 46000 49700 53375 57050 61265
union 32200 36800 41400 46000 49700 53375 57050 61265
Warren 32325 36950 41550 46150 47550 53550 57250 61415

Ryan H. Bowman