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Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) 

400 U.S. Highway #1 (Marion Gardens)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel:  (201) 706-4676
Fax:  (201) 547-8977

Web:  http://www.jcha.us/

Marvin L. Walton, Executive Director 


The Jersey City Housing Authority works to provide qualified lower income families and senior citizens with affordable housing in safe neighborhoods and to promote economic self-sufficiency for families, continued independent living for senior citizens, and maximum accommodation for persons with disabilities.

Two of the programs administered by the JCHA are:

Section 8 Program
The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Program is designed to assist eligible low-income families pay their rent.
Note:  The Section 8 Program application list is closed. 

Public Housing Program
The Public Housing Program consists of housing units which are owned and operated by the JCHA.  Residents of this housing pay 30% of their adjusted gross income to the JCHA as rent.

The Jersey City Housing Authority has 11 conventional public housing developments and 2 affordable housing developments in Jersey City.  Two of the public housing developments are designated as elderly/disabled developments (Berry Gardens and Thomas J. Stewart Apartments), and ten are family developments.

The JCHA is also a member of the Mayor's Quality of Life Task Force.

For more information, visit the JCHA website. 

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