Welcome to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Statewide Open Enrollment Site for the

STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SRAP) WAITING LISTS

For ELDERLY, FAMILY, HOMELESS and DISABLED Households

Enrollment Period is Monday, July 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, July 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

The State of New Jersey Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) is a state funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of very low-income New Jersey residents, for decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all applicable SRAP income and eligibility requirements. A total of 4,000 households will be selected through a lottery system to be added to the waiting lists. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply, or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) SRAP pre-application per household will be accepted. Please note that only New Jersey residents are eligible to apply for SRAP assistance. A New Jersey resident is defined as someone whose primary residence is in New Jersey and who is present in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance.

Definitions:

Elderly: The Head of household must be 62 years of age or over.

Family: The Head of household is 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children.

Disabled: The Head of household or Spouse must be permanently disabled

Homeless: A household who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence

Categories & Number of SRAP-Pre-applications to be accepted:                                                           

Categories

Number of SRAP Pre-Applications to be Accepted

Elderly

1,000

Family

1,000

Disabled

1,000

Homeless

1,000

When:  The open enrollment period is Monday, JULY 11, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to Friday, JULY 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  SRAP pe-applications will be selected through a lottery process, therefore, it does not matter when you submit your pre-application as long as you complete it during the open enrollment period.  Every application successfully submitted during the open enrollment period has a chance of being selected during the lottery.

How: SRAP pre-applications available only on-line at: https://www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559.  Submission of a SRAP pre-application does not guarantee placement on any of the SRAP waiting lists; only pre-applications selected via the lottery will be placed on a waiting list. One (1) SRAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate pre-applications will be rejected.  Paper pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted.

Where: SRAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet by going on-line at https://www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559. No pre-applications will be accepted at the Agency.

Income Limits: At the time of selection from any of the SRAP waiting list, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they will be residing and provide proof of residency. The chart only goes up to 8 household members. If you have a larger household, please contact DCA at 609-292-4080, select Option 9 for assistance in determining the maximum income limits for your household.  The below income chart shows income limits that are in effect now. 

2022 STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCOME LIMITS

County

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

8 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

Mercer

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

 

Information Required: Names, social security numbers, birthdates and income information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is required. If you do not have one, the application process will allow you to create one.  If you need assistance in another language the pre-application is available in 90 languages; which can be found at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559, at the top right of the pre-application.

Reasonable Accommodation:  The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s). An individual can call DCA Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 9.

Lottery Process: The waiting list placement will be based on a computerized selection (lottery) process. Once the waiting list open enrollment period ends, pre-applications will be selected to be placed on the SRAP waiting lists after sorting preferences. Submission of a SRAP pre-application does not guarantee placement on any of the waiting list, eligibility, or an offer of a SRAP Voucher.

Eligibility Review:

A screening of tenant’s background history including criminal background checks will be conducted during the eligibility interview process for all adults household members requesting housing assistance when funding becomes available.

Additional Information:

The SRAP pre-application is available in 90 languages., which can be found at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559 . At the top right of the Home page is a drop-down button that allows you to select different language used for the SRAP pre-application.

At the time of selection from the waiting lists, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they want to live and provide proof of residency. Also, Disabled and Homeless applicants must provide verification of their disability and homelessness at the time of selection from the waiting list.

BEFORE LOTTERY STATUS:
If your SRAP pre-application was successfully submitted you will receive an Receipt, placing you in an Active status. However, this is only for submission for the pre-application. After the lottery is conducted and if you were not selected your status will then go to Inactive status.

AFTER LOTTERY STATUS:
information will be posted at: https://www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559 on or after August 15, 2022. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for any of the waiting list.  For individuals who were accepted to the wait list via the lottery your status will be ACTIVE. If you were not selected your status will be INACTIVE.

If you have any questions please click on this link:

2022 SRAP FAQ

Spanish:

LISTAS DE ESPERA DEL PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE ASISTENCIA PARA EL ALQUILER (SRAP)

 

Please continue to check DCA’s website to see when new waiting lists will be opened in the future.