Phillipsburg Section 8 HCV Program

The Phillipsburg Section 8 HCV Programs primary objective is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing with the cooperation of owners and/or property managers within the municipality of the Town of Phillipsburg.

The Section 8 Program is a rental assistance program where the tenant is to pay 30% of their income toward rental payments. Clients are selected from the waiting list and are screened for eligibility. The eligibility criteria are determined by their income and a criminal background check. Once they pass the eligibility requirements, if a voucher is available, a voucher will be issued according to the household composition, given a detailed briefing and a Request for Tenancy Approval.

Due to COVID, our offices are not open to the public.

Please see COVID letter for office procedures. COVID Letter – Office Procedures

Please allow 24-28 hours for a response. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact Information:

Phillipsburg DCD
Phillipsburg Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
120 Filmore Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phone: (908) 454-5500, ext. 342
Fax:      (908) 454-1467

Email: section8@phillipsburgnj.org

Landlords/Property Owners:  All rental properties must have a current Certificate of Habitability as per Chapter 219-1 of the Town’s Ordinance and must be registered under the Rental Registration Program of the Town of Phillipsburg as per Chapter 464-4 of the Town’s Ordinance. Property owners may contact the Inspections Department for further information.  All units must be inspected and pass inspection prior to occupancy.

Portability:  Please be advised that our Agency is NOT absorbing vouchers at this time.  Our address to have your Portability paperwork forwarded to our office is:  Phillipsburg DCD, Phillipsburg Section 8 H.C.V. Program, 120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ  08865.  Our fax number is:  (908) 454-1467.

Current Phillipsburg Section 8 HCV participants Only:  In order to protect your privacy the following policy MUST be followed:  In order to request an interim adjustment, for income or household composition, you must complete an Interim Change Request Form.  This form must be submitted along with the verifications to support your request.  You may obtain the forms at our office, by mail, upon request, or by clicking the following printable link:  Interim Change Request Form

PLEASE NOTE:  Changes must be reported within ten (10) business days of the change.  Failure to do so may result in Debt Owed to the PHA.  See the following link: Debts Owed to PHA’s and Terminations

Applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program: Open enrollment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program will begin on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 am and end on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm ONLINE ONLY. Pre-applications will be collected online and go through a computerized lottery process. Please note, this process is NOT on a first come, first serve basis and submission of a pre-application does NOT guarantee placement on the waiting list. The waiting list preference is for Town of Phillipsburg residents. Please see waitlist info tab below for additional information on how to apply. You can also access the pre-application by clicking the pre-application link here: https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ2860

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WHEN:  Open enrollment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program will begin on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 am and end on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm ONLINE ONLY. Pre-applications will be collected online and go through a computerized lottery process. Please note, this process is NOT on a first come, first serve basis and submission of a pre-application does NOT guarantee placement on the waiting list. The waiting list preference is for Town of Phillipsburg residents.

WHERE:   Pre-applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY by clicking the following link:    https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ2860  You may utilize a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or any device with internet access to apply. Pre-applications will not be accepted at our office. In order to assist with providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, requests are to be made in writing to our office by either mail to 120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or by email to section8@phillipsburgnj.org. Requests MUST include applicants complete contact information. If you do not include your complete contact information, there is no guarantee you will be contacted by our office.

APPLICATION STATUS:  Application status information will be available after January 31, 2021, online at www.waitlistcheck.com or call 1-866-220-3246. If your application has been selected, your status will be listed as ACTIVE. If you are listed as INACTIVE, you were NOT selected.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your mailing address changes, you must notify the Housing Agency in writing by either mail to 120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or by email to section8@phillipsburgnj.org. This step is important to your status on the waiting list as all correspondence from our office will be by mail.

If you lose or forget your User ID and/or Password and are unable to answer the security questions to retrieve your information, click on “Don’t Have an Account?” and enter your year of birth and social security number.

If you have further questions, please click the FAQ’s tab.

Q:  I do not have an email address.  How do I submit my application?

A:  You will have to create an email address and a link to a free email service is provided from the application.

Q:  Do I need to enter both my email address and phone number?

A:  No, you can use either the email address or phone number for your User ID.  If you decide to enter both, the email address will be your User ID.

Q:  What happens if I forget my password?

A:  On the home page for www.waitlistcheck.com you will click the “Forgot Password” link and follow the onscreen instructions.

Q:  What information will I need to complete the application?

A:  To fill out the application you will need the names, social security numbers, and dates of birth for all members in your household.  You will also need to list all income received by all members in the household.

Q:  I was on the website and started to complete the application and I lost the internet connection, how do I go back in?

A:  You will need to re-complete the application from the beginning if you did not receive a confirmation number.

Q:  I do not have own a computer or have internet access, how do I apply?

A:  You can use a friend or family member’s computer/device or one at a local library.

Q:  The website is not working, what do I do?

A:  There will be periods in which the website is overloaded causing it to crash for a period of time, if the website is down, it will be back up to accept pre-applications.

Q:  What are the income limits to be eligible?

A:  Income Limits*

*Income limits are subject to change as HUD routinely adjusts income limits on an annual basis*

Q:  How do I check the status of my application?

A:  When the waiting list closes on December 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm, we will collect all applications that were submitted and a lottery will be performed.  When the lottery is complete we will post the status information after January 31, 2021 to www.waitlistcheck.com.  You will need your User ID and password or you can call 1-866-220-3246. If you lose or forget your User ID and/or Password and are unable to answer the security questions to retrieve your information, click on “Don’t Have an Account?” and enter your year of birth and social security number.

Q:  What does ACTIVE status mean?

A:  An ACTIVE status means you have been selected for the lottery/waiting list.

Q:  What does INACTIVE status mean?

A:  An INACTIVE status means you have not been selected for the lottery/waiting list.

Upcoming Events

  1. Town Council Sewer Meeting

    May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Town Council Meeting

    May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Land Use Board Meeting

    May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm