AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Division of Community Development is committed to preserving and expanding affordable housing opportunities in Jersey City. The City does not directly rent or sell housing to the public. We work with private and nonprofit developers and their affiliates to create and market affordable housing. We also administer the HOME program and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

If you are interested in purchasing a home for the first time and are of low or moderate income, contact the Golden Neighborhoods Homeownership Program.

You can locate affordable housing in Jersey City through the following methods.

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Hudson County Housing Finder

Housing Finder is a FREE and EASY online search tool for finding affordable rental units in Hudson County. Use Housing Finder to locate:
  • Affordable rental units
  • Landlords who accept housing vouchers
  • Disaster relocation services
  • Rentals that offer special needs amenities (senior, disability, etc.)
  • Lead-safe housing options, and more
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Affordable Housing Navigator

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-6910
  • fax(201) 547-5104
  • 30 Montgomery Street
    Suite 404
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Carmen Gandulla, Director
  • Directions

The Affordable Housing Navigator is an interactive tool managed by the Division of Community Development affordable housing staff that identifies existing affordable housing within Jersey City. It also contains the particular requirements for the affordable housing project developments listed. We are currently updating the Affordable Housing Navigator and will repost the link when we are finished.

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Contact the Jersey City Housing Authority

The primary objective of the Jersey City Housing Authority is to offer and provide qualified, low-income families and senior citizens with the best opportunities for obtaining affordable housing within reasonably safe, working neighborhoods while simultaneously promoting economic self-sufficiency for families, continued independent living for senior citizens, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. These objectives are achieved through our:
  • Section 8 Program Application
  • Public Housing Program
  • Housing Choice Voucher Programs
  • Self-Sufficiency Programs
The Housing Authority can be reached at 400 U.S. Highway #1 (Marion Gardens) in Jersey City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or by calling (201) 706-4600 (directory) or (201) 706-4676 (receptionist).
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Talk to a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout
the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures and credit issues. The
following agencies are located in or near Jersey City:

Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc.
The Waterfront Project, Inc. North Hudson Community Action Corporation
  • Address: 407 39th St., Floor 2, Union City, NJ 07087
  • Phone: (201) 866-3140
  • Email: N/A
  • Website: www.nhcac.org
  • Agency ID: 80255
La Casa de Don Pedro New Jersey Citizen Action
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Connect with Community Partners: Developers & Their Affiliates

Please contact the Division of Community Development to connect with our community partners who develop and create affordable housing within Jersey City. Community Development tracks projects that receive CDBG, HOME and Affordable Housing Trust Fund subsidies. The Division can be reached at 30 Montgomery St., Suite 404, Jersey City, NJ 07302, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or by calling (201) 547-4320.

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More Information

To obtain more information related to on-site Affordable Housing or Municipally Mandated Affordable Housing, please contact the Division of City Planning at 1 Jackson Square, in Jersey City, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or call (201) 547-5010.

Applying and qualifying for affordable housing can be a long process, and you are not guaranteed to receive housing. Your household must not only qualify with detailed criteria on a property-by-property basis, but you must also be selected at random in that property's lottery. Preferences noted in the advertisement will be given first consideration. If you need immediate housing assistance, or require shelter, please call 2-1-1 or visit our Emergency Shelter page.
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Grants

If you are an affordable housing developer, visit our page for:
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