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Montclair Township

Section 8 Housing

Bruce M. Morgan, Housing Officer
Section 8 Housing Program
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
973 509-4935
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The Section 8 Rental Voucher Program increases affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately owned rental housing. The public housing authority (PHA) generally pays the landlord the difference between 30 percent of household income and the PHA-determined payment standard – about 80 to 100 percent of the fair market rent (FMR). The rent must be reasonable. The goal of this program is promote self-sufficiency for low income program participants who do not have the means to rent at the market rate.

Section 8 Applications PDF Print E-mail

All Section 8 applications that were submitted to our office are kept on file with us. We do not give status reports on applications kept on file. We will contact you if any additional funding becomes available to issue subsidies to any applicants on the waiting list. Thank you in advance for your patience.

How to be a Model Tenant PDF Print E-mail

How to make the Housing Choice Voucher Program beneficial for landlords and tenants

How to be a model tenant:

Most information for tenants concentrates on your rights, but you also have responsibilities to fulfill your side of the agreement. If you are a good tenant, you are more likely to have a good relationship with your landlord, and neighbors, which will make the whole experience more positive. Here are some tips for being a model tenant:

Pay your rent on time and in full. If you are having any difficulties paying the rent, speak to your landlord as soon as possible to see if you can come to some arrangement. Do not wait until you are already late to contact your landlord or property management company.

Section 8 Housing Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print E-mail

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

Q: Where can I go to find out more information on the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program?

A: The link below will take you to the HUD website that will provide you with information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Q: Is the Montclair Section 8 Program accepting applications for their waiting list?