HABC Section 8 Wait List Opening !


The Housing Authority of Bergen County is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, May 16, 2022 9:00AM EST and closing Friday May 20, 202211:59PM EST pre-applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program wait list will be available online. A random selection lottery will be conducted to select 350 applicants to be placed on the wait list. Persons applying must meet all income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older or be an emancipated minor to apply.

Pre-applications will be available and can be submitted online only at www.habcnjS8Waitlist.org.

Maximum income limits cannot be exceeded at the time your application is selected from the waiting list for eligibility review. Current income limits for Bergen County by household size are:

Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the waiting list. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted. Written and faxed applications will NOT be accepted. Assistance completing online pre-applications will be provided by the Housing Authority at One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Monday, May 16, 2022, through Thursday, May 19, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Online pre-applications are available in English, Spanish and Korean.

Pre-applications must be received by Friday, May 20, 2022. Applicants will be RANDOMLY SELECTED by lottery and ordered according to preference. The lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The top 350 applications from the lottery will be placed on the HCV waiting list. HABC will use a third party to randomly select 350 applicants by computer to be placed on our waiting list. Everyone who submits an application during the application period will have an equal opportunity to be placed on the waiting list. Applicants selected in the lottery are not guaranteed housing.

Applicants can check their lottery results in their online application portal via www.waitlistcheck.com. Lottery results will be made available after May 24, 2022. Each of the top 350 applicants randomly selected by lottery will receive written communication of their selection.