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.

Information for families interested in learning about the Phillipsburg Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and for current participant families:   Briefing Packet     Some Facts for Apartment Search

Interested in Becoming a Section 8 Landlord?       Information Packet for Landlords  Housing Choice Voucher Myth Busting and Benefits Fact Sheet

Checking on the Status of your Application?  To check the status of your waiting list application, go to  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.

Portability: Interested in porting to our Agency:  To have your Portability paperwork forwarded to our office is the information you will need is: PHA Name: Phillipsburg DCD, Phillipsburg Section 8 H.C.V. Program, Address: 120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ  08865.  Fax Number:  (908) 454-1467.  Portability packets may be sent to our office by mail, fax or email.  Please note, our Agency is NOT absorbing vouchers at this time, we will bill your current PHA.  Your paperwork must be received by our Agency before an appointment is made to begin the process. Please make sure your search is in the Town of Phillipsburg’s municipality only; we do not service the outlying districts. Our Voucher Payment Standards are posted in the Briefing Packet and below under the Voucher Payment Standard tab.

Applying for the Housing Choice Voucher ProgramOur waiting list is currently closed, we are not accepting applications at this time.  Form:  Applying for HUD Housing Assistance? Think About This….Is Fraud Worth It?

Current Phillipsburg Section 8 HCV participants Only: Reporting a Change in household income and/or composition: Changes in household income and/or composition may not be reported verbally.  All changes must be reported to our office by completing an Interim Change Request Form.  This form must be completed, signed and submitted along with the verifications to support your request.  If the verifications are not submitted along with the change form, your request will not be processed.  You may obtain the forms at our office, by mail, upon request, or by clicking the following printable link: INTERIM CHANGE REQUEST FORM INSTRUCTIONSChanges in income and/or household composition MUST be reported within ten (10) business days of the date 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

Recertification Packets for Current Participants may be returned by utilizing the drop box located outside of our office.  Please assure all documents are completed and signed and all verifications requested are included before returning your packet to our office.  


FormsIncome LimitsVoucher Payment StandardsUtility Allowances Schedule 2023 HUD 52667Waitlist InfoWait List FAQs

Our Waiting List is currently CLOSED. We are not accepting applications at this time.

APPLICATION STATUS:   To check the status of your current application, go online to 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.  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.

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 This step is important to your status on the waiting list as all correspondence from our office will be by mail.

Please check back at a later time.

Contact Information:

PHA Name:        Phillipsburg DCD Section 8 HCV Program

Address:              120 Filmore Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phone:                 (908) 454-5500, exts. 342/343

Fax:                      (908) 454-1467


Office Hours:     Our office continues to remain closed to the public without a scheduled appointment. We are open and available via phone or email Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm   We apologize for any inconvenience.