Lottery for SRAP Voucher Waiting List Opens March 6-10
In early March 2017, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will accept pre-applications for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP Voucher).
Pre-applications will be accepted online only between Monday, March 6, 2017 through Friday, March 10, 2017. Applicants must have an email address to apply.
Those pre-applications selected in the lottery will be placed on the SRAP waiting list. Every pre-application submitted during the open enrollment period has an equal chance of being selected during the lottery.
SRAP is a state funded program that provides housing subsidies for extremely low-income persons in need of decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all applicable SRAP income and eligibility requirements.
Pre-applications for housing assistance will be accepted from extremely low-income individuals and households based on the income limits established by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)
- Applicants must be eighteen years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor.
- Only one pre-application per household will be accepted.
- DCA provides an income chart providing maximum income limits currently in effect for each of New Jersey’s counties. HUD routinely adjusts income limits on an annual basis which could affect future eligibility.
- Total household incomes cannot exceed the limits shown on the county income chart.
- At the time of selection from the waiting list, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they are being subsidized and provide proof of residency.
Definition of households eligible to apply for SRAP are:
- Elderly: head of household who is 62 years of age or over
- Family: head of household is 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children
- Disabled: head of household or spouse is permanently disabled
If eligible, applicants may apply for more than one waiting list i.e. a person with a disability who can submit a pre-application for both the Disabled and the Family waiting lists.