NOTE: Section 8 applications are not available at this time.
The Section 8 Program is a rental assistance program for low-income families. The Township of Cherry Hill, empowered to act as a Public Housing Agency (PHA) under NJSA 55:14A-56, administers the Section 8 Program in the Department of Community Development. The program is funded by allocations received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Under this program, the PHA makes monthly housing assistance payments to a landlord on behalf of an eligible family. The family selects a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling unit in Cherry Hill and PHA payments to the landlord help the family pay the rent. Participating families will pay approximately 30 percent of their adjusted monthly income towards the rent.
Establishing a Waiting List for Section 8
Applications from interested persons will be accepted during specific time periods only. Notices will appear in the Courier Post. Notices will also be distributed throughout the Township's municipal building, apartment complexes, civic groups, tenant associations, churches and synagogues, and social service agencies in Cherry Hill and surrounding communities.
Applications are accepted by mail and in person during a specified time. Each eligible applicant will receive a place on the waiting list determined by the order the completed application is received. Preference is given to applicants who live, work or attend school in Cherry Hill at the time they apply.
Notification of Applicants to the Section 8 Program
As Section 8 Vouchers become available, they will be issued to eligible applicants on the waiting list in the following order:
- Applicants living, working or attending school in the Township at the time they apply
- Applicants who do not live, work or attend school in the Township
For more information, contact the Housing Programs Manager / Section 8 Administrator of Cherry Hill Township at (856) 432-8706.