Housing Authority

2400 Bethel Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Telephone: 856-663-0514
Fax: 856-665-6641
State Relay Service TTY: 1-800-852-7899
E-Mail: PMagro@twp.pennsauken.nj.us

Township of Pennsauken Housing HCV Program Open Enrollment Period is Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The HCV Program is a federally funded rental assistance program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of low income persons for decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all of the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) income and eligibility requirements. Pre-applications for housing assistance will be accepted from very low-income residents and households based on the income limits established by HUD. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply.

When:

Pre-applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY. The open enrollment period is Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday July 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Because pre-applications will be selected through a lottery process, it does not matter when you submit your pre-applications as long as you do it during the open enrollment period. Every pre-application submitted during the open enrollment period has a chance of being selected during the lottery.

How:

Use the https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ1167 to apply online. Pre-applications can only be made online. Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the waiting list. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted. Duplicate pre-applications will be rejected. Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted.

Where:

Pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet. NO pre-applications will be accepted at the Housing office.

Information Required:

Names, social security numbers, birthdates and income information for individuals living in the household. An e-mail address is required. If you do not have one, the application process will allow you to create one. If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will assist you during the pre-application process.

Reasonable Accommodation:

The Township of Pennsauken Housing will extend reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individuals. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please email your request to pmagro@twp.pennsauken.nj.us.

Lottery Process:

The waiting list placement will be based on a computerized selection (lottery) process. Once the wait list open enrollment period ends, pre-applications will be selected to be placed on the wait list after sorting preferences. Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the wait list, eligibility, or an offer of a Housing Choice Voucher.

Additional Information:

Please visit https://www.waitlistcheck.com on or after July 24, 2017 to obtain verification if you were selected for the waiting list. Those who were selected will show a status of “Active”. Those who were not selected will show a status of “Inactive."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS:

How do I apply for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Rental Assistance Program? 

Go to https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ1167 during the open enrollment period beginning Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and ending Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Follow the instructions on the Home page to submit a pre-application. This is the ONLY way to start the application process.

What is a Pre-Application?

A pre-application is the first step in the process to apply for the HCV Rental Assistance Program. The pre-application you submit will be entered into the Lottery. If you are selected through the lottery, you will be notified via email of your selection then you will be placed on the waiting list. If you are not selected by the lottery, your pre-application will not be considered and will be marked inactive.

I want to submit a written pre-application instead of using the online pre-application shown at https://waitlistcheck.com/NJ1167, can I do that?

No. We will only be accepting pre-applications through the online web site.

Why do I have to create an account at the https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ1167 web site?

Creating an account allows you to come back to the web site after you have submitted your pre-application and check on the status of your pre-application. You must save your account information so that you can return to the web site and find out if your pre-application was selected for the lottery.

I do not have an e-mail address. How do I submit my pre-application?

Applicants can use a phone number or a valid e-mail address to create a WaitListCheck account.

Can I use my Smart Phone, iPhone, Android Tablet or other electronic device that has an internet connection to submit my pre-application?

Yes. As long as you can navigate to the website (https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ1167) and enter information about yourself from your device, you can do it.

I’m elderly; can someone else sign up for me?

Yes. You may have a family member or friend assist you in completing the pre-application, but you must certify that all of the information being provided is true and correct.

I don’t speak English or don’t speak English well enough to complete the pre-application. Can I get a pre-application in another language?

Yes. The pre-application is available in 90 Languages. Go to the Home page found at https://www.waitlistcheck.comNJ1167. At the top right is a drop-down button that allows you to view the pre-application in different languages.

I don’t have internet access at home. Do you know where I can go to complete my pre-application?

Free wireless connections are available at coffee shops, book stores, local libraries and some community centers. If you don’t have your own electronic device, you can use the computers at a local library.

I don’t have access to transportation to get to a wireless connection location. Can I complete my pre-application over the phone?

No. Pre-applications must be submitted online.

What information will I need to fill out the pre-application?

You will need the full legal names, social security numbers and dates of birth for all members in your household. You will also need to list all income received by every member in the household, including but not limited to: Earned Income from Wages, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Social Security, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SS), Pension Income, Child Support, Unemployment Benefits, Temporary Disability, Self-Employment Earnings, etc. You must answer all the questions and complete all the fields in the pre-application.

I was on the website and started to complete my pre-application. I lost the internet connection in the middle. How do I get back?

If you did not receive a confirmation number, you will unfortunately need to start completing your pre-application again from the beginning.

I have a request for a Reasonable Accommodation due to a disability. What is your agency’s policy on handling such requests?

If you are disabled and need help making a pre-application, we will extend reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual. To submit a request for Reasonable Accommodation, please contact us by email at PMagro@twp.pennsauken.nj.us.

AFTER PRE-APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

How does the lottery work?

Pre-applications are selected for placement on the waiting list by a random computer generated selection after sorting for preferences. Pre-applications are given preference in accordance with our Administrative Plan.

When can I check the status of my pre-application?

You can check the https://www.waitlistcheck.com web site after July 24, 2017 to learn if you were selected through the lottery.

What does “active” status mean?

Active status means you were selected by the lottery process and are on the waiting list.

What does an “inactive” status mean?

Inactive status means that you were NOT selected by the lottery process.

What happens once I get on the waiting list?

We cannot predict how long it will take to reach your household on the waiting list. It depends on the rate of turnover of existing participants and the level of funding available. For this reason, it is very important that you keep your information current. This includes changes to your name, address, telephone number or email address. Failure to update your profile information may disqualify you. Disqualified households are removed from the waiting list.

Submit updates to your profile via regular mail to: Township of Pennsauken Housing, 2400 Bethel Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.

We will contact you by regular mail as housing assistance becomes available to determine if you meet the basic eligibility requirements to qualify for the program. A screening of tenant’s background history including background checks will be conducted during the eligibility process for all adult household members requesting housing assistance. If you meet the program and eligibility requirements, you will receive a voucher.