DCA Issues New Edition of the Guide to Affordable Housing in New Jersey

  • Posted on: 03/16/2022

Guide Includes Inventory of Income-Restricted Housing throughout the State

TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that a new edition of the Guide to Affordable Housing has been released on the DCA website. The guide is a compendium of affordable housing developments that include income- and age-restricted housing, as well as housing developments for individuals with special needs. The guide, prepared by DCA’s Division of Codes and Standards, can be found at:


“This guide is a helpful resource for those looking for information on affordable and special needs housing developments in New Jersey,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who also serves as DCA Commissioner. “We have added it to DCA’s Data Hub, which is an information portal offered on the DCA website that includes data on local government, fire safety, housing, amusement rides, licenses and registrations, and disaster recovery. The Department continues to add resources to the Data Hub and remains committed to serving as an information clearinghouse for the community.”

The guide lists affordable housing developments by county and municipality. Each development listing includes the location, type of housing, tenure, total number of affordable housing units, agent contact information, housing program funding source, and website. A key with definitions is provided to help users navigate the information. A listing of websites of developers and organizations that build and support affordable housing in New Jersey is also available, as well as private and nonprofit developers, and organizations that address housing for former inmates and individuals with special needs.

The data, which is not a comprehensive list, is compiled from multiple sources including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA). The guide also includes affordable housing units mandated by the Mount Laurel doctrine, and units listed by nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers.

DCA’s Division of Codes and Standards establishes and enforces building codes, in partnership with the State's municipalities, to protect the health and safety of New Jersey residents.

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services, including energy assistance, housing vouchers, affordable housing production, fire and building safety, community planning and development, local government management and finance, and disaster recovery and mitigation. 

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