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.
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.
For ELDERLY, FAMILY, HOMELESS and DISABLED Households
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
NUMBER OF PRE-APPS TO BE ACCEPTED:
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.
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.