with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, effective
2007, the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) established Revised Local Preferences for the Selection of
from the Public Housing Site-Based Waiting lists for available apartments.
are as follows (selection
will be made by earliest date of application), and
be addressed in the
Jersey City Resident/Working Family/Income Mix
Jersey City Resident/Victim Witness or Victim of Domestic Violence/Working Family
Jersey City Resident/Victim Witness or Victim of Domestic Violence
Jersey City Resident/Working Family/Veterans
Jersey City Resident/Working Family
Jersey City Resident/Veterans
Jersey City Resident
Family: employment is principal source of income, or the
Head or Spouse is 62 or Head or Spouse receives Social
Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, temporary unemployment
or other benefits
based on an inability to work, or;
Head or Spouse has Completed Self-Sufficiency or job training program or
standards of economic self-sufficiency.
in accordance with HUD deconcentration requirements and to further site-based asset
goals, the JCHA will target 40% of
applicants with family incomes of 0%-30% area median income; 30% of
with family incomes of 31%-50% area
median income; and 30% of applicants with family incomes of 51%-80 area median income.
Witness: is a person who witnessed and provides information
or testimony on criminal activity to a law enforcement Agency and the law enforcement agency recommends re-housing the family to avoid reprisals.
Must submit approved certification or other official documentation.
of Domestic Violence: is defined as a person confronting actual
or threatened physical violence by a spouse or other family member who lives in the unit. Must submit a HUD approved certification
or other official
who has completed at least 90 days of active duty (except veterans discharged earlier
a service-related disability) in the U.S Armed Forces and has a
discharge other than dishonorable.
status extends to spouses,
widows, widowers and parents of the military killed during a time of war and certain
merchant seaman who served in active, Ocean-going service from 12/7/41-8/15/45 (definition
provided by the
N.J Department of Military and
City Resident: defined as an applicant who either lives, works or has been
hired to work in Jersey City.
THE REVISED PREFERENCES, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING:
Special Needs Placement: individuals/families who require a wheelchair
accessible unit are offered a vacant wheelchair accessible unit by the appropriate bedroom
size before individuals/families who do not require a
wheelchair accessible unit.
a one or two person elderly, disabled family will be offered a unit before a single
or a non-disabled person.
with HUD regulations, and requirement of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act
(QHWRA), the JCHA is required to fill 40% of annual vacancies with applicants whose
family yearly gross
income is less than 30% of the area median income.
Therefore, the JCHA will continue to assist very low-income families, elderly and disabled
local preferences for Working Family and Income Mixing will allow applicants on
the waiting list
with higher household incomes to be addressed sooner than is currently the case. This will assist the JCHA in
compliance with furthering de-concentration and site-based asset management as higher
will translate into higher rents and result in reduced dependency on federal funding.