State Rental Assistance Enrollment Begins March 6

Pre-applications for low income elderly, disabled and families will be available online starting Monday, March 6 under the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP), according to a press release and public notice issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

The application process will be conducted online only beginning Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10am and continuing to Friday, March 10 at 5pm.

If selected, applicants must meet the income limits of the county where they are being subsidized and provide proof of residency. Income limits are county-specific, based on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines of 30% – 40% area median income.

Applications will be open in three categories:

  • Elderly – the head of household must be 62 years of age or over
  • Family – the head of household is at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor; with or without children
  • Disabled – the head of household or spouse is permanently disabled

The online pre-applications will be entered into a database and applicants will be selected through a lottery process, all to be placed on a waiting list. Submission does not guarantee placement on a SRAP waiting list. No paper applications are available. Applicants are required to furnish an email address. Individuals selected by the lottery will be notified via email which may take several weeks.

The online application process begins Monday, March 6. Visit

More information is available from the Department of Community Affairs on the following web pages:
Public Notice (English)
Public Notice (Spanish)
Application FAQ (English)
Application FAQ (Spanish)
SRAP Statewide Waiting List Open Enrollment Website

Author: Michael Swayze

A retired county welfare agency administrator, who combines social work and computer skills to share information on community resources via the Internet since 1995. Active in voter engagement activities in Philadelphia, PA.

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