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Once you are on a waiting list, your wait timevaries greatly depending on the office you applied through. Some offices placeapplicants on the waiting list by random lottery, and some by date and time theapplication was received. Because of the high demand of affordable housing, andcomparatively low supply, it is not rare to be on a waiting list for severalyears. Generally, large metropolitan areas have long waiting lists, while lowerpopulated areas have shorter waiting lists. Major factor is all based onfederal funding availability.
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TheHousing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is currently closed. No newapplications are being accepted at this time. Whenthe waiting list is reopened, the dates, times and location to obtain applicationswill be advertised in the Township newspapers, the Star Ledger and other media.
Yes, you can applyanywhere in the country, and there is no limit on how many waiting lists youcan apply to. However, duplicate applications for the same waiting list willlikely be terminated. It is important to keep a record of all waiting listsyou apply to. Not only is it good for your own general knowledge, but also ifyou need to update application information or find out your waiting liststatus. If the housing office gives you a confirmation number, keep thatinformation as well.
Ifyou are a current voucher holder and you are interested in porting into anyPHA, you must first request to exercise the Portability option from yourcurrent Housing Authority. If found eligible to port, your Housing Authoritymust submit to the following paperwork to the appropriate Housing Agency youwant to port out to. Simple Visit HUD.gov for PHA Contact List at: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts
Beforeany appointment is scheduled it is highly recommended calling BloomfieldHousing Agency for clarification on our guidelines and procedures; includingpayment standards update please call (973) 680-4189 any time after Time8:30am.